Project Description Terra Peninsular A.C. was awarded funds to establish a nature interpretation and community-monitoring program in San Quintín Bay, the largest coastal wetland on the Pacific Coast of Baja California. The bay is under threat from habitat destruction, unsustainable livestock grazing, and human disturbance. Conservation action cannot be accomplished without the support of the
Project Description The California Institute of Environmental Studies will conduct Scripps’s Murrelet nest monitoring and spotlight surveys during the 2018 breeding season at Anacapa Island in Channel Islands National Park. The Scripps’s Murrelet is a rare alcid that only breeds on 12 islands off the coast of California and northern Mexico, with one of the
Project Description The Sonoran Joint Venture Technical Committee outlined two needs at the December 2015 meeting: 1) Determine current distribution status and habitat preference data for Bendire’s Thrashers and other thrashers and 2) Increase eBird coverage for remote sections of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts to inform solar mitigation decision-making. This project works to meet
Project Description The western Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a bird of regional concern, requires immediate research action, and should have long-term population trend monitoring. Our primary objective is to promote western Yellow-billed Cuckoo standardized surveys in Mexico by providing a training workshop free to Mexican biologists. The main outcome is to provide Mexican biologists with information
In our last newsletter, we introduced you to the danger that open vertical pipes represent for birds. Now learn more about open pipes, mining claims, and the people and organizations working to address this issue.
Did you know there is a strong connection between birds in Utah and Mexico? The American White Pelican commonly breeds in Utah and Idaho, and then travels south to spend the winter in Mexico. Researchers are banding birds and using GPS transmitters to track their movements. Follow along on their tracking website and keep on the lookout for banded birds!
The Sonoran Joint Venture recently selected its finalists for the 2017 SJV Awards Program. The objective of the SJV Awards Program is to support the investigation and conservation of birds and their habitats within SJV boundaries by providing funds through a competitive program. The SJV is pleased to announce the following award recipients.
The SJV Awards Program supported the work of biologists in Baja California Sur to research the endemic and endangered Belding’s Yellowthroat, as well as to develop strategies for its conservation.
The Arizona Important Bird Areas Program is a collaborative partnership that works to protect critical bird habitat. This year, the program added four new additions: Patagonia Mountains, Tucson Mountains, Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, and the Tucson Sky Island Region.
We are working to raise awareness about a silent killer within the bird conservation community, open vertical pipes. They can be found almost everywhere – on homes, office buildings, construction sites, agricultural fields, mining operations, even on protected public lands. They can take the form of fence posts, sign posts, irrigation systems, survey markers, vents on buildings and even vault toilet ventilation ducts. Any open vertical pipe between one and 10 inches in diameter with smooth walls (such as PVC or metal) is basically a death trap where birds and other wildlife can become ensnared and perish.