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Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey

Reports and Recent Findings

Coastal California and Northern Baja Mexico Shorebird Monitoring Plan v.1

Coastal California and northern Baja California, Mexico, which together encompass all of the coastal regions of the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, provide habitat for large populations of migrating and wintering shorebirds in the Pacific Flyway. Currently there is no coordinated annual effort to monitor shorebirds along this important coastal corridor. This plan outlines a statistically robust, logistically feasible, long-term monitoring program for wintering shorebirds in coastal California and northern Baja to track spatial and temporal population trends resulting from changing climate and habitat conditions.

Central Valley Shorebird Monitoring Plan v.1

dunlin The Central Valley of California is a mosaic of agriculture, managed wetlands, and urban areas, yet provides habitat for large populations of migrating and wintering shorebirds. How can we efficiently and accurately monitor shorebird populations in ephemeral habitats of such a diverse landscape? Dive into the Central Valley Shorebird Monitoring Plan to discover how we plan to monitor shorebird populations, track habitat change, centralize data online, and provide interactive data summaries.

San Francisco Bay Shorebird Monitoring Plan v.1

The San Francisco Bay Estuary (SF Bay) provides habitat for more migrating and wintering shorebirds than any other coastal wetland on the U.S. Pacific coast south of Alaska. The immense size of the estuary makes conducting comprehensive annual shorebird counts infeasible. Read how we plan to monitor shorebirds annually with a 66% reduction in effort from previous comprehensive surveys. This new monitoring strategy was launched in November 2010, with more than 100 citizen scientists and professional biologists conducting surveys and entering their data through the new online data portal. We will use the first 2-years of data from this renewed effort to critically evaluate this monitoring plan.

Shorebird Data Entry Portal

This is a report to the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC) describing the development of the online data entry portal for shorebird monitoring data from the CA LCC and other regions in the Pacific Flyway as part of the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey (PFSS). Report was compiled and submitted March 2011.

Interactive Summary Tools for Shorebird Data

This is a report to the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC) describing the development of the online interactive data summary tool for shorebird monitoring data from the CA LCC and other regions in the Pacific Flyway as part of the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey (PFSS). Report was compiled and submitted May 2011.

Compilation of Existing Shorebird Monitoring Programs across California and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The large number of existing shorebird monitoring programs in the CA LCC that are willing to contribute to the PFSS was impressive and encouraging to our efforts to develop this ambitious monitoring program. Coordinating with these existing efforts in a way in which local scale data (e.g. single estuary) can be put into the context of shorebird populations in the broader CA LCC and the Pacific Flyway will contribute greatly to our ability to manage shorebird populations.