Want to brush up on your beached bird measurement skills? Here's a video providing an overview of the bill, wing chord, and tarsus measurements.


On the new COASST data sheet, we've added fields for beach zone width measurements. This might seem complicated at first, but it's actually pretty straightforward! 

Check out the videos below to learn how to determine your paces per meter measurement and how to measure beach zones. Questions? Just let us know - we're happy to help!

Note: The Paces Per Meter Worksheet referenced in this video can be dowloaded here or found in the COASST Protocol (Version 3.0) on page 1-15. Want to skip the math? There's an app for that! Click here or visit the volunteer toolbox.


If you'd like to learn how to set up your medium or small debris survey map, check out the video below.

See the below videos to learn how to sample the beach for medium or small debris.