"A network of volunteers and biologists that monitor wintering shorebirds across the Pacific Flyway."
The Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey and the Migratory Shorebird Project combine to survey for shorebirds across all 13 countries of the Pacific coast of the Americas. See the Migratory Shorebird Project website that includes survey materials that are available in English and Spanish. Visualize and preview survey results using the Explore Data tab above.
COVID-19 Update: surveys are moving forward in most locations during the normal survey window from Novermber 15 to December 15. With covid-19 infections rapidly increasing during November, we are monitoring public health ordiances and will postpone or cancel surveys if necessary. All surveyors will be encouranged to follow specific guidelines to stay safe while conducting outdoor research. You can review the guidelines here.
- Two new research papers published using our shorebird survey data that was collected by hundreds of volunteers and biologists!
- Understanding habitat needs and threats to shorebirds across the Pacific Americas Flyway. Read the one page synopsis here and the complete study here.
- Drought reduces interior shorebird populations while coastal wetlands serve as refugia for some. Read the one page synopsis here and the complete study here.
- Video trainings in Spanish now available under the Survey Resources tab, including trainings on the survey protocol and data sheet, review of online analysis tools under the Explore Data tab, and data entry and management in the California Avian Data Center.
In the news! CLICK HERE to read an article from the Chinook Observer written by Dr. Madeline Kalbach. The article details an uplifting experience when she participated as a volunteer in Willapa Bay, Washignton.
Help us count shorebirds! We need eager volunteers. See the Volunteer tab for who to contact about participation..
What is The Pacific Flwyay Shorebird Survey?
A long-term monitoring program, led by Point Blue Conservation Science, that is designed to guide the management and conservation of wintering shorebirds. A vast network of volunteers and professional biologists combine to conduct a survey that provides a snapshot of the Pacific Flyway every year.
What about the Data?
Data available online here: Explore Data. Data are stored in the California Avian Data Center. This cross-organizational database is hosted by Point Blue and provides a secure, well-tested platform for storing, managing, analyzing, and visualizing ecological monitoring data.