Midwest Aerial Insectivore Working Group


Midwest Aerial Insectivore Working Group

Based on results from long-term monitoring programs, aerial insectivores (e.g., swifts, swallows, flycatchers) are receiving increasing conservation attention.  Several species seem to be undergoing precipitous, wide-spread declines, and long-distance migrants seem to be declining more acutely than short-distance migrants (Nebel et al. 2010).  This working group is dedicated to coordinating conservation of monitoring throughout the region and with other partners across the annual cycle for species of concern.

Members: 13
Latest Activity: Jan 6

Working Group Priorities

The attached spreadsheet alerts us to the relative priority for Midwest aerial insectivores based on the Birds of Conservation Concern (USFWS 2008), Joint Venture focal species planning, Species of Greatest Conservation Need from state wildlife action plans, and Partners in Flight Species Assessment Database (Panjabi et al. 2012).

Aerial Insectivore Priorities (November 6, 2012)

Discussion Forum

Monitoring Protocols

Chimney Swifts:Chimney…Continue

Started by Katie Koch Dec 4, 2012.

Articles of Interest

Use this space to post or comment on articles of interest to aerial insectivore conservation and monitoring:Aerial Insectivores:…Continue

Started by Katie Koch Dec 4, 2012.

Notes From Working Group Conference Calls

Did you miss a conference call or want to catch up on the group's discussions?  Feel free to read notes (by year) and contact the group with questions or comments.2015…Continue

Started by Katie Koch Dec 4, 2012.


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