"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: as of September 2020, the survey is tentativiely scheduled to occur in most regions from Novermber 15 - December 15. Surveys will be postponed or cancelled based on local heatlh ordinaces during the survey window or other unforeseen circumstances. All surveyors will be encouranged to follow detailed guidance created by Point Blue to help participants stay safe while conducting outdoor research.
- CLICK HERE to read the 2019 survey season summary.
- 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.