CA LCC Project

A Monitoring Protocol to Assess Wintering Shorebird Population Trends

Project Information

Phase 1 & 2 (2010, 2012): This project developed a sampling design and monitoring protocol for wintering shorebirds in the Central Valley and in the San Francisco Bay Estuary and develop an LCC-specific online shorebird monitoring portal publicly available at the California Avian Data Center. The three objectives in Phase II of this project are: 1) Complete the shorebird monitoring plan for the CA LCC by developing a sampling design and monitoring protocol for wintering shorebirds in coastal southern California and northern Mexico. 2) Develop models to evaluate the influence of habitat factors from multiple spatial scales on shorebird use of San Francisco Bay and managed wetlands in the Sacramento Valley, as a model for the entire CA LCC. 3) Develop an analytical framework to iteratively evaluate competing hypotheses about shorebird habitat associations and the impact of habitat changes as new monitoring data are available.

Science Delivery Phase (2013): This project conducted workshops with the CVJV and SFBJV separately to evaluate the capacity of the shorebird monitoring program, habitat availability and association modeling framework, and data summary applications. Another two workshops were held in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley's to convene wetland habitat managers to develop a list of ways to make the products from this project accessible.

Projects results may be found at www.prbo.org/pfss.
Please see this article about the project and its larger effort: The Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey

Full Proposal Title: 
A Broad-Scale Multi-Species Monitoring Protocol to Assess Wintering Shorebird Population Trends in Response to Future Land Use and Climate Change.
Project Lead: 
Matthew E. Reiter, mreiter@prbo.org
Status: 
Completed
Starting Date: 
2010-09
Ending Date: 
2014-05
Total LCC Funding: 
164560
Total Matching or In-Kind Funds: 
343334
Attachments

Products of this project

Title Deliverable Typesort descending Release Date Commons Catalog Record or External Link
GIS Data: Water Distribution Study Datasets / Database Aug 2014
CA LCC webinar Training / Outreach / Workshop : Webinar Jan 2014
The Distribution of Early-winter Flooding in the Central Valley of California: 200-2010 Report Jan 2013
Workshop 1: Linking Monitoring with Management Decisions - Sacramento Valley and Shorebirds Workshop, Sacramento Refuge HQ Training / Outreach / Workshop Jun 2014
Workshop 2: linking monitoring with management decisions Training / Outreach / Workshop Sep 2014
Workshop 3: sharing data with wetland managers Training / Outreach / Workshop Sep 2014
Workshop 4: sharing data with wetland managers Training / Outreach / Workshop Sep 2014
Shorebird Monitoring Programs Summary and Appendices, Nov 2011 Report Apr 2011
A Monitoring Plan for Wintering Shorebirds in Coastal California and Northern Baja California, Mexico Conservation Plan / Design / Framework Apr 2012
A Monitoring Plan for Wintering Shorebirds in the Central Valley of California Conservation Plan / Design / Framework Apr 2011
A Monitoring Plan for Wintering Shorebirds in San Francisco Bay Conservation Plan / Design / Framework Apr 2011
Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey Interactive Data Entry and Summary Tools Applications and Tools May 2011
Publication: Local and landscape factors influence shorebirds in managed wetlands: Implications for wetland management and conservation planning Publication Dec 2014