The 2013 Colorado River Terrestrial and Riparian Group (CRTR) Meeting will be held in Laughlin, Nevada from January 29-31, 2013. The CRTR meeting is a meeting of anyone who works on or near the Lower Colorado River Watershed conducting environmental or ecological studies, research, or restoration of terrestrial habitats. The meeting is open to all
Researchers recently published a paper in Western Birds about Roseate Spoonbills nesting on the central coast of Sonora at Bahía de Kino. The work is a result of the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies’ Waterbird Monitoring Program and was supported by the SJV Awards Program. Read the entire article here.
Are you an active birder interested in helping to conserve bird populations in the Sky Island Region? Join Sky Island Alliance, the Arizona Coordinated Bird Monitoring Program, and Tucson Audubon Society to inventory bird populations in critical habitats located in Northern Mexico. This is a two-part adventure including a training in September of 2012 and
A momentous workshop was held in October 2011 in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, to develop the first-ever standardized shorebird-monitoring protocol for Mexico.
By Eduardo Palacios On 14-17 January 2012, two teams of two-observers each surveyed the Snowy Plover population wintering in Bahía de San Quintín, Baja California, Mexico. Results are shown by type of habitat and locality of Bahia de San Quintin in Table 1. On 18 January 2012 we also surveyed the barrier beach of Estero
The Montrose and Luckenbach Trustee Councils and the Government of Mexico have announced a $4 million dollar award to a U.S-Mexico partnership that will implement a comprehensive five-year program focused on restoring seabird populations on seven islands off the Pacific coast of Mexico. Improvement of nesting grounds in Mexico will create more stable and viable
Intensive bird and habitat monitoring in the Santuario Tortuguero Playa Ceuta Natural Protected Area and Sistema Lagunar Ceuta Ramsar Site
Project Description The Ceuta Lagoon System, located in Sinaloa, is a site of international significance in terms of biodiversity. It is listed as a Ramsar site, is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebirds Reserve Network, and has a national decree as a Natural Protected Area, managed by CONANP (Comisión Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas). This
Workshop to form hypotheses and develop protocols for examining probable causes of population declines in shorebirds
Project Description We propose to conduct a workshop to establish a methodological framework for testing hypotheses that could explain the decrease in population size of shorebirds in the Western Hemisphere. The shorebird monitoring program in the Northwestern Mexico is coordinated by Terra Peninsular and supported by CRIMBI (USFS) began in 2011 and will continue through
Project Description This project will contribute to bird conservation by collecting bird location and abundance data for the SJV’s climate change impact study, providing data for an under-sampled SJV focus area, and by increasing volunteer and professional capacity. Sky Island Alliance will work with bird experts and volunteers—from Mexico and the U.S.—to survey under-sampled habitats
Distribution and Status Data for Breeding Birds in the Sky Islands and adjacent Sierra Madre Occidental of northwest Mexico
Project Description Information on the distribution and abundance of birds are important for efficient conservation planning, management, and for monitoring changes in populations across time and space. Despite high diversity and significant threats, current information on birds is not available across much of the Sky Islands region of Sonora and in the adjacent Sierra Madre