Led by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Audubon Society, 15 different countries participated in the development of a major new resource for the conservation of shorebirds along the entire Pacific Americas Flyway. The Pacific Americas Shorebird Conservation Strategy integrates conservation actions across the full suite of geographical, ecological, and cultural landscapes to provide a coordinated and connected framework to protect shorebirds and their habitats.
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.
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
The 5th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group meeting will be held at Santa Marta, Colombia, from September 17-21, 2013. The primary goal of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group meeting is to have biologists come together to share information on shorebirds that will help to promote their conservation and management. Because shorebirds migrate extremely long distances, traveling
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
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 Laguna Figueroa is the most important wintering and breeding habitat for several priority bird species in the Baja California peninsula, including the threatened Snowy Plover and the endangered California Least Tern. Despite being a critical area for bird conservation, it has no legal protection. Landowners are planning to modify the area to use
Shorebird monitoring (with emphasis on Marbled Godwit, Red Knot, and Short-billed Dowitcher) in the Guerrero Negro Lagunar Complex, Baja California Sur
Project Description This project involves an annual monitoring effort of wintering shorebirds in the Guerrero Negro Lagunar Complex, located in the central western portion of the Baja peninsula. This is the one of the principal wintering site for shorebirds in this region. We will continue with the banding and re-observation of Marbled Godwit, Pacific Red