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Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey

"A coordinated, multi-partner network to monitor wintering shorebirds across the Pacific Flyway."

Click the Explore Data tab above to visualize and preview survey data. Please inquire about data sharing for conservations purposes! Survey materials are also available in English and Spanish. Check out the Migratory Shorebird Project website.

What's new CLICK HERE to download our project update from August 2019. Welcome Mark Dettling (bio here) to the PFSS team! Mark is coordinating our survey in San fransicso Bay and will also be assiting in other areas, so you might hear form him soon. Dave Shuford, who lead surveys in San Fransisco Bay and Salton Sea since inception, retired last spring after an incredible career.

In the news! CLICK HERE to read a recent article from the Chinook Observer written by Dr. Madeline Kalbach. The article details an uplifting experience when she participated as a volunteer in Willapa Bay, Washignton.

Help us count shorebirds! We need eager volunteers so please see our volunteer page for who to contact about participation..

What is The Pacific Flwyay Shorebird Survey?
An effort led by Point Blue Conservation Science and designed to guide the management and conservation of wintering shorebirds in the Pacific Flyway. This project contributes data to the Migratory Shorebird Project, the largest coordinated survey of wintering shorebirds on the Pacific Coast of the Americas now spanning 13 countries.

What about the Data?
Data available online here: Explore Data. Data are stored in the California Avian Data Center. This cross-organizational database is hosted by Point Blue and provides a secure, well-tested platform for storing, managing, analyzing, and visualizing ecological monitoring data.