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Monitoring the shorebirds of North America: Towards a unified approach

Wader Study Group Bulletin

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Abstract

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.

Additional publication details

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