Monitoring the shorebirds of North America: Towards a unified approach

Wader Study Group Bulletin
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The Program for Regional and International Shorebird Monitoring (PRISM) has recently developed a single blueprint for monitoring shorebirds in Canada and the United States in response to needs identified by recent shorebird conservation plans. The goals of PRISM are to: (1) estimate the size of breeding populations of 74 shorebird taxa in North America; (2) describe the distribution, abundance, and habitat relationships for these taxa; (3) monitor trends in shorebird population size; (4) monitor shorebird numbers at stopover locations, and; (5) assist local managers in meeting their shorebird conservation goals. The initial focus has been on developing methods to estimate trends in population size. A three-part approach for estimating trends includes: (1) breeding surveys in arctic, boreal, and temperate regions, (2) migration surveys, and (3) wintering surveys.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Monitoring the shorebirds of North America: Towards a unified approach
Series title Wader Study Group Bulletin
Volume 100
Year Published 2003
Language English
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 3 p.
First page 102
Last page 104
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