Project Description The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) coordinates an annual region-wide multi-agency marsh bird survey effort throughout the Lower Colorado River valley region (AZ, CA, NV, and Mexico). This survey effort has occurred annually since 1978 and provides the data needed to assess the status of the endangered Yuma Clapper Rail. In 2006,
Project Description The Mexican Green Parakeet, found in northwestern Mexico, is currently one of the least known subspecies of psittacids. Little is known about its biology, distribution, and population health, or habitat requirements. Mexican Green Parakeet is listed as Endangered on the Mexican Norma Oficial-059 and as a species of Continental Concern by the SJV.
Project Description In the Gulf of California, Bahía Santa Maria (BSM) is a wetland of high ecological and economic importance. It is an important congregation site for shorebirds, ducks, and seabirds and is subject to increasing anthropogenic pressure from fishing and adjacent agriculture activities. Although BSM is designated as a priority wetland under a several
Project Description In the southeast of the Baja California Peninsula are a series of oases, including El Salto, Primer and Segundo Bosque (to the south of the Giganta mountain range). These habitats are located in the arid region of the Peninsula. We observed a high bird species richness that includes resident and migratory species, including
Project Description This project involves the implementation of an annual monitoring program for Red Knot (Calidris canutus roselaari) in the Alto Golfo de California and Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. This wintering population could be independent from that of Guerrero Negro, Baja California, and provide clues on the migratory routes of up to 68%
Project Description This project will build upon the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies’ 10-year Waterbird Monitoring Program (WMP) in the Sonoran Midriff Island region of the Gulf of California. The region’s islands and estuaries provide critical nesting, roosting, and feeding habitat for many SJV priority species. The WMP currently focuses
Project Description We will conduct an ecological study of the Sierra Madre Sparrow to fill gaps in basic information, complete an inventory of habitats (map and database) with vegetation attributes per site. Based on the results of our investigation, we will prepare a report on the species’ status, including abundance, measurement of productivity and population
Project Description Bahía de Ceuta is an important coastal wetland in northwestern Mexico. Located in the southeastern part of the bay is an abandoned salt mine (~150 ha), which is used as a breeding site for at least five species of shorebirds, including Snowy Plover (100 pairs) and Least Tern (300 pairs), both of which