A traveling teal brings biologists from Colorado State University, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Nayarit, Mexico together and proves the importance of working across borders to conserve birds and their habitats.
The Sonoran Joint Venture Awards Program is supporting work to provide Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey training to Mexican biologists to build capacity for increasing knowledge of cuckoo habitat use and distribution in Mexico.
First-time Christmas Bird Count participant Debbie Slobe shares her experience tagging along with expert birders at the longest-running CBC in Mexico in San Blas, Nayarit
Did you know Long-billed Curlews are snowbirds? Researchers from Intermountain Bird Observatory found that birds breeding in the Intermountain West are wintering in the Mexicali and Imperial valleys of the Sonoran Joint Venture. IBO Research Director Dr. Jay Carlisle shares some thoughts on collaboration for conserving this declining species.
Ten years ago, the Sonoran Joint Venture received a Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) grant to fund riparian restoration and research at a private ranch in Sonora, Mexico. Recently, SJV Science Coordinator Carol Beardmore had the opportunity to visit one of the project sites and tag along with researchers running camera traps at Rancho El Aribabi in northern Sonora.
University students from three cities in Sonora, Mexico, are getting hooked on birding, wildlife, and habitat restoration, thanks to Sky Island Alliance, with funding support from the Sonoran Joint Venture.
A recent study of wading birds in Bahía Kino in Western Sonora, Mexico, may prove critical to future efforts to conserve birds and their habitats in this unique and vital area.
More than one-third of the native bird species in Canada, Mexico, and the continental United States are at risk of extinction without significant conservation action, according to the first-ever Trinational State of the Birds Report
Project Description Southern Sonora contains large saltwater estuaries that are important wintering and migratory habitats for many species of shorebirds, waterfowl, seabirds, and colonial waterbirds. There are very few data available concerning wintering aquatic bird populations. Increased monitoring will help inform management and conservation planning for this important region. This project will provide data for
Breeding phenology and reproductive success of the Rufous-winged Sparrow in the Sonoran Desert as indicators of climate change in northwestern Mexico
Project Description Projections from global circulation models predict an increase in aridity and major climatic changes in the arid southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Nesting phenology and reproductive success of species like Rufous-winged Sparrow (Peucaea carpalis) and other native desert birds could be used as early indicators of the climate change in the region.