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Least Tern pulling weed opportunities

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Nicole Koeltzow <nkoeltzow@…>

Tue, Jan 9, 4:02 PM

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Hello birders,


I have an opportunity for you to help out the Least Terns in San Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar. These are the last 2 dates before the Least Terns return! :)


Thursday, March 7th

Thursday, March 14th



  • Meeting location: Gelson’s Del Mar: 2707 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014. [Here’s the Google Maps link.] Volunteers will be carpooling with staff to the San Dieguito Lagoon site location nearby


  • What you’re doing: Pulling and clearing weeds in restricted-access areas of San Dieguito Lagoon as part of a San Diego Natural History Museum Bioservices contract to provide nesting grounds for the endangered subspecies California least tern


  • Materials to bring: Gloves, hat, sunscreen, jacket, sturdy boots, snacks, water, and favorite weed removal tool.


Please fill out the Google Form response and you will receive an email copy of the dates you’ve registered for. You will receive a follow-up email with more details the day before your shift. If you have any questions, please email Field Ornithologist Nicole Koeltzow (nkoeltzow@…) and Volunteer Program Manager Sara Shah (sshah@…). See you out in the field!


Click the link to sign up!

For the ones that come out to help. We are rewarding you with a trip back out to see the chicks and/or juveniles this summer June/July. Thank you for coming out and helping!

Happy Birding,

Nicole Koeltzow 

San Diego county (But really USA!)