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World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series 2021: Just How do You Monitor the Puffins? (Virtual Event)

  • Address: 131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
  • Phone: (503) 436-1391



Tiffany Boothe

FOHR Board Member

For Immediate Release:

Who: Friends of Haystack Rock

What: World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series 2020-2021

When: Wednesday May 12th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  (These are recurring lectures with different speakers and topics. They are held on the second Wednesday of every month from November to May).

Where: Facebook Live @Friends of Haystack

Why: Tim Halloran , Title: “Just how do you monitor the puffins?“

Tim Halloran hails from Chicago and got his start as a birder in 1969 at Western Illinois University. He taught high school biology for 14 years and his career in administration eventually led him to the university level. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Portland in 2010 to welcome their first grandchild. 2011 was his first summer volunteering with HRAP and he started monitoring Puffins for USFW in 2012. Tim lives in Vancouver, Washington and maintains an apartment in Cannon Beach.

“Just how do you monitor the puffins?“ Tim will answer that frequent question, share his experiences on the beach and highlight the puffin behavior he has seen. Puffin research worldwide will be described, with particular focus on the Cannon Beach data. If you have wondered why so many seabirds have declined by 90% in our lifetimes, if you are concerned about the fate of our colony of the Tufted Puffin, this talk will provide much food for thought.

Friends of Haystack Rock is a nonprofit organization focused on keeping Haystack Rock healthy and thriving. Our mission is to promote the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. We do this in cooperation with Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) and other partnerships.

This concludes our lecture season.  Thank you all for your support and helping us get the word out about our lectures.  Have a great summer and see you in November!