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
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
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 The Arizona Coordinated Bird Monitoring Program has been developed to provide a framework for the design and implementation of the long-term monitoring of Arizona’s birds. The second segment of the program is to implement Sonoran Desert bird surveys. The objectives are to estimate and monitor the number of birds, by species, breeding (or
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
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
Project Description The Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies (PC) 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,
The seventh Ensenada de La Paz Christmas Bird Count was hugely successful. A total of 23 participants documented a record 153 species. Some highlights included 541 Marbled Godwits, one Hermit Thrush, twenty-two Reddish Egrets and one Pomarine Jaeger.