The critical role of islands for waterbird breeding and foraging habitat in managed ponds of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, South San Francisco Bay, California

Open-File Report 2014-1263
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Abstract

The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project aims to restore 50–90 percent of former salt evaporation ponds into tidal marsh in South San Francisco Bay, California. However, large numbers of waterbirds use these ponds annually as nesting and foraging habitat. Islands within ponds are particularly important habitat for nesting, foraging, and roosting waterbirds. To maintain current waterbird populations, the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project plans to create new islands within former salt ponds in South San Francisco Bay. In a series of studies, we investigated pond and individual island attributes that are most beneficial to nesting, foraging, and roosting waterbirds.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The critical role of islands for waterbird breeding and foraging habitat in managed ponds of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, South San Francisco Bay, California
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1263
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141263
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) San Francisco Bay-Delta, Western Ecological Research Center, Advanced Research Computing (ARC)
Description vi, 108 p.
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial San Francisco Bay
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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