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.
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.
Project Description We propose to develop a strategic Conservation Action Plan for the San Jacinto Valley, California, which will bring multiple stakeholders to the planning process including state wildlife management staff, conservation non-profits, dairy farmers, and local communities and developers. The goal is to develop bird conservation recommendations and management strategies that can dramatically impact
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
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.
Project Description The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) coordinates an annual region-wide multi-agency marsh bird survey effort throughout the Lower Colorado River valley region (Arizona, California, Nevada, Sonora, and Baja California). This survey effort has occurred annually since 1978 and provides the data needed to assess the status of the endangered Yuma Ridgway’s Rail. In
Project Description The Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies proposes to build upon its Waterbird Monitoring Program (WMP) in the Midriff Island region of the Gulf of California. With its permanent presence, partnerships, and proven record of successful waterbird monitoring, the WMP contributes to habitat protection efforts integrating monitoring, research and
The new southwest AKN node will enable the SJV and its partners to coordinate, gather and visualize data across the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, to understand and better address conservation problems.