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2016 PSSS Training Sessions

Due to the steady geographic growth of the Puget Sound Seabird Survey, we are offering eight PSSS training sessions this year in the hope that we reach everyone who needs training and those who would like a refresher. The details of the training sessions including dates, times and locations can be found below. To ease the preparation of the trainings, please notify the Science Manager that you will be attending, including detail of which session you plan to attend, thank you.
 

Location Date Time

Burton Acres Park, Vashon Island map

  Wednesday, 14th September 2016

   5:30-7:30pm

Lincoln Park, Seattle map

  Thursday, 15th September 2016

   5:30-7:30pm

Deception Pass State Park, Whidbey Island map

  Tuesday, 20th September 2016

   5:30-7:30pm

Point Defiance Park, Tacoma map

  Wednesday, 21st September 2016

   5:30-7:30pm 

West Bay Park, Olympia map

  Thursday, 22nd September 2016

   5:30-7:30pm 

Fort Worden Park, Port Townsend map

  Sunday, 25th September 2016    4:00-6:00pm

Fort Ward Park, Bainbridge Island map

  Monday, 26th September 2016

   5:30-7:30pm 

Golden Gardens Park, Seattle map

  Tuesday, 27th September 2016

   5:30-7:30pm 

 

2016-2017 PSSS Survey Schedule
Survey times are four-hour windows centered on the daytime high tides on the first Saturday of every month, October through April. Some surveys have been shifted to start 30 minutes after sunrise or end 30 minutes before sunset to ensure optimum viewing conditions. Due to the significant difference in tide times from the most easterly survey site (Seward Park) to the most westerly site (Cape Flattery), the sites have been divided into three "tide zones". To determine which "zone" your survey site falls within, and therefore which set of 4-hour survey windows to utilize, find your site number listed below and refer to the table for the time of your survey window. Download a copy of the 2016-17 PSSS 4hr survey windows document. Please be sure to complete your survey(s) within the 4-hour window.

 

 

 PSSS Site Numbers  #1 - #92, #108+ #93 - #102 #103 - #107  
  ZONE 1 ZONE 2 ZONE 3
high tide PSSS survey window

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tide

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sunrise   sunset
October  1 2016   5:53pm  2:17pm – 6:17pm*  3:38pm  1:38pm   5:38pm  2:08pm  12:08pm 4:08pm  7:09am  6:47pm
November  5 2016  9:59am  8:31am – 12:31pm*  4:16pm  1:18pm 5:18pm*  4:08pm  1:18am 5:18pm*  8:01am  5:45pm
December  3 2016  7:53am  8:10am – 12:10pm*  2:27pm 12:27pm
4:27pm
 2:06pm  12:06pm 4:06pm  7:40am  4:19pm
January  7 2017  11:37am    9:37am –  1:37pm  9:31am  8:33am 12:33pm*  7:57am  8:33am 12:33pm*  7:57am  4:35pm
February  4 2017  10:08am  8:08am – 12:08pm  8:02am  8:07am 12:07pm*  6:19am  8:07am 12:07pm*  7:31am  5:16pm
March  4 2017   8:42am  7:13am – 11:13am*  6:24am  7:18am 11:18am*  6:19pm  1:33pm 5:33pm*  6:43am  5:59pm
April  1 2017   8:20am  7:17am – 11:17am*  8:20pm  3:15pm 7:15pm*  6:10pm  3:15pm –  7:15pm*  6:47am  7:40pm

 

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