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Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey

Publications and Reports

Coastal California and northern Baja California, Mexico, which together encompass all of the coastal regions of the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, provide habitat for large populations of migrating and wintering shorebirds in the Pacific Flyway. This plan outlines the foundation of the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey: a statistically robust, logistically feasible, long-term monitoring program for wintering shorebirds in coastal California and northern Baja that tracks spatial and temporal population trends.

Central Valley Shorebird Monitoring Plan v.1

dunlin The Central Valley of California is a mosaic of agriculture, managed wetlands, and urban areas, yet provides habitat for large populations of migrating and wintering shorebirds. The Central Valley Shorebird Monitoring Plan lays out how we are monitoring shorebird populations, tracking habitat change, centralizing data online, and providing interactive data summaries.

San Francisco Bay Shorebird Monitoring Plan v.1

The San Francisco Bay estuary provides habitat for more migrating and wintering shorebirds than any other coastal wetland south of Alaska on the U.S. Pacific coast. Read about how we are monitoring shorebirds annually with a 66% reduction in effort from past comprehensive surveys of the lower estuary. This monitoring strategy was launched in November 2010, with more than 100 citizen scientists and professional biologists conducting annual surveys and entering their data online.

Shorebird Data Entry Portal

This is a report to the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative describing the development of the online data entry portal for shorebird monitoring data from the CA LCC and other regions in the Pacific Flyway as part of the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey. Report was compiled and submitted March 2011.

Interactive Summary Tools for Shorebird Data

This is a report to the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative describing the development of the online interactive data summary tool for shorebird monitoring data from the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey. Report was compiled and submitted May 2011.

Compilation of Existing Shorebird Monitoring Programs across California and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative

This report summarizes existing shorebird monitoring programs in the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative that are contriubiting to the Pacific Flwyay Shorebird Survey as of 2011. Each of these individual programs is being leveraged by the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey to not only contribute to local conservation of shorebird habitats, but to also contribute to conservation of shorebird populations at the at the regional and flyway levels.