REEDSPORT — Join Coast Range Forest Watch in the fourth annual Marbled Murrelet Citizen Survey Day, in the Elliott State Forest.

Marbled murrelets are a rare seabird that nests exclusively in old growth forest within about 50 miles of the coast. To avoid predators discovering their nests, they feed only at dawn and dusk. Join this pre-dawn two-hour survey to see this special bird, and likely hear about the state's plans to sell the Elliott State Forest.

Carpool meets at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Bay Bridge Motel just north of the McCollough Bridge. If you'd like to camp with the group the night before, email for directions.

Coast Range Forest Watch is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization based in Coos Bay. We use citizen science and community education to protect forests and watersheds in Oregon's Coast Range.