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New York BCR 13

New York BCR 13

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Shorebird monitoring plan
Shorebird monitoring plan

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05/29/2014

 
 Draft 2008
 A Plan for Monitoring Shorebirds During the Non-breeding Season inBird Monitoring Region New York– BCR 13
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Table of Contents
 Eastern Lake Ontario Dunes and Wetlands:...............................................................................8 Iroquois, Tonawanda and Oak Orchard Complex.....................................................................13
Site 1: Iroquois NWR: Established in 1958, Iroquois NWR includes just over 10,000 acresof freshwater marshes and hardwood swamps surrounded by woods, forests, pastures andwet meadows. Left alone, most of the area would be flooded in the spring and dry fromApril through November. A system of dikes and dams controls water levels on fifteen poolsand marshes. Generally, each impoundment is drawn down every four to six years. Therefuge is managed primarily to provide breeding and migration habitat for waterfowl andother migratory birds. Shorebird habitat management at Iroquois is limited by water availability from precipitation and also from Oak Orchard Creek which serves as therefuge's main source of water................................................................................................14Site 2 and 3: Tonawanda and Oak Orchard WMAs:..............................................................15
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Figure 1. Conceptual framework for integrated bird monitoring...........................................3Figure 2. Shorebird Planning and Bird Conservation Regions in Canada and the UnitedStates...............................................................................................................................................4Figure 3. PRISM sites in BCR 13, 14, 30, 27, and 31...............................................................5Table 1. Focal shorebird species for BCR 13. The list includes Tier A (general occurrenceand high concern) and B (local occurrence and/ or lower concern) system. The list wasexpanded to include all species that received either high or medium ratings of concern inthe American or Canadian Shorebird Plans................................................................................7
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Introduction
The bird conservation initiatives - waterbirds, waterfowl, shorebirds and landbirds - arecooperating to design a comprehensive “integrated bird monitoring” (IBM) program for Canadaand the United States. The conceptual framework for IBM (Fig. 1) includes strong emphasis ondetecting species at risk and helping to protect them. These broad goals are achieved byestimating population trends and defining requirements for viable populations. These objectivesin turn are accomplished by population modeling based on population levels, demographic ratesand habitat information. Population trends are estimated by surveying breeding populationswhenever possible, and by surveying the species for which this is not feasible at other times of year. Surveys of all species are made throughout the year to help identify and monitor use of suitable habitat.
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Conceptual framework for integrated bird monitoring.3

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