The North Coast Seabird Protection Network (NCSPN) monitors the seabird populations in
Trinidad, California, in an effort to learn more about these populations, to identify and decrease
sources of human-caused disturbances, and to protect these populations for future generations to
The NCSPN Citizen Science Program allows individuals to be directly involved in this
scientific research, contributing their own scientific findings to a large-scale research project.
NCSPN citizen scientists can inform current research by reporting human-caused seabird
disturbances and inform long-term research on seabird health and reproductive success by
reporting the number of roosting and nesting seabird species in Trinidad. NCSPN citizen
scientists will not only contribute to a large-scale research project, but they will learn more about
seabirds and seabird natural history themselves!
If you are interested in becoming a NCSPN citizen scientist, sign up for our Spring
Training Sessions, which includes at least one classroom session and one field session, where
you will learn the survey protocol and all about the seabirds in Trinidad. Citizen scientists will be
asked to contribute a minimum of 3hrs/month (i.e. one survey/month) monitoring seabird
Classroom Session: March 28 th , 6:30-7:30 p.m. or April 3 rd , 6:30-7:30 p.m. at TCLT Office*
Field Session: March 31 st , 8:00-12:00 or April 8 th , 8:00-12:00 meet at TCLT Office*
*The Trinidad Coastal Land Trust (TCLT) office is located in Simmons Gallery building, next to
the Trinidad library, 380 Janis Court.
Interested volunteers must RSVP. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP,
email Carol at: or call 707-677- 2501.