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Field Tour at Seney NWR

Fire and Wildlife in Mixed-Pine Ecosystems of Eastern Upper Michigan: A Field Tour

When: Thursday, 23 October 2014 from 10 AM to 4:00 PM ET

Where: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, meeting at Visitor Center

Who: Federal, State, and Private Land Managers and Scientists

 

The Lake States Fire Science Consortium (LSFSC) is a network of fire managers and scientists interested in…

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Added by Greg Corace on October 9, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments

Bird Conservationists Migrate to Point Blue Conservation Science for Avian Knowledge Network Training

For the first time ever, hands-on training for the Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) was offered at Point Blue Conservation Science headquarters in Petaluma, CA from May 12-13, 2014. The goals of the workshop were to 1) enhance our capacity to carry out the Avian Knowledge Network’s (AKN) vision, 2) grow the community of trained AKN practitioners and communicators, and 3) identify the knowledge and tools needed for successful bird conservation partnerships. Twenty bird conservation and…

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Added by Katie Koch on June 20, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments

Registration NOW OPEN - 2014 Midwest Bird Conservation and Monitoring Workshop!!

Creating Bird Friendly Landscapes in the Midwest

 

August 4-8, 2014

Country Inn and Suites

Port Washington, Wisconsin

 

Come join us for a terrific five-day workshop, abounding with inspiring speakers, focused working group sessions, presentations on the latest scientific findings, educational field trips, and hands-on training opportunities!  For the first time, we…

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Added by Katie Koch on April 24, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Take Part in One of our Most Important Bird Monitoring Programs - Adopt a Route TODAY!

Each spring over 2500 skilled amateur birders and professional biologists volunteer to participate in the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS).  Since 1965, these volunteers have contributed to one of the most widely used bird monitoring datasets in North America.  In 2009, the Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership began a campaign to fill all vacant BBS routes in our region.  Each year, the…

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Added by Katie Koch on March 24, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Factors Influencing Detectability of Grassland Birds - Webinar Materials Now Available

Thank you once again to the 60+ participants who tuned in to yesterday's webinar AND to our great presenter, Beth Rigby!  A copy of Beth's presentation, notes from the discussion, and her contact information are available at this website: http://midwestbirdmonitoring.ning.com/group/midwest_grasslandbird/page/detectabilitywebinarfebruary2014.…

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Added by Katie Koch on February 12, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

Great Lakes Migratory Bird Stopover Portal: Predicting hotspots, providing applications, and producing conservation solutions

We hope that this portal can provide information on stopover sites and ecology within the Great Lakes region to a variety of audiences, including natural resource managers, municipal planners, entities siting energy installations and other infrastructure, and even businesses interested in seeing where migratory birds and the birders they attract might be concentrated.*

http://www.glmigratorybirds.org…

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Added by Katie Koch on December 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Just released - newly updated Avian Knowledge Network webpage!!!

The Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) is excited to announce the launch of its newly updated website: http://avianknowledge.net and requests your participation in joining us in this unique and very successful endeavor to conserve birds.

 

The AKN grew out of a series of discussions more than a decade ago, which in 2006 resulted in a grant awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund the network’s foundational infrastructure. From…

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Added by Katie Koch on December 19, 2013 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Monitoring Waterfowl in the Midwest during the Non-breeding Period: Challenges, Priorities, and Recommendations

As a follow-up to our 2011 Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Workshop, several Midwest partners produced the following publication in the December 2013 Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management:

Monitoring Waterfowl in the Midwest during the Non-breeding Period:…

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Added by Katie Koch on December 3, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Midwest Landbird Migration Monitoring Network Coordinator Hired by Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

The Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory (WGLBBO) are pleased to announce that they have chosen Dr. Amber Roth, PhD, of Michigan Technological University as the new Midwest Landbird Migration Monitoring Network Coordinator, effective January 1, 2014. Dr. Roth has a one-year position with WGLBBO, funded via a grant they were awarded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, to continue development of the Midwest Landbird Migration…

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Added by Katie Koch on November 19, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments

Management for birds and fire-dependent ecosystems

The Lake States Fire Science Consortium (LSFSC), funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), is a network of fire managers and scientists interested in the fire-dependent ecosystems of the northern Lake States region (http://www.lakestatesfiresci.net/). To enhance our existing understanding of disturbances, vegetation, and wildlife and the integration of this knowledge into the management of northern Lake States ecosystems,…

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Added by Katie Koch on October 22, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

Collaborative Research on Secretive Marsh Birds in the Midwest Region: Linking Monitoring and Wetland Management

Wetland management for wildlife occurs across the Midwest region. Although not typically targeted to secretive marshbirds (rails, bitterns, and grebes), these efforts can create or modify wetlands in ways likely to impact this bird group. Wildlife managers concerned with marshbird conservation have expressed the following information needs: 1) what effects do marsh management actions have on secretive marshbirds, and 2) could these actions be modified to yield greater benefits for marsh…

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Added by Katie Koch on August 20, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

New Bird Conservation Webinar Series from Ohio - open to all

Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, The Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management Association, and the Ohio Chapter of The Wildlife Society are proud to announce a partnership to provide a series of monthly online presentations called “Ohio Fish and Wildlife Presentation Series”. The series offers convenient opportunities for conservation professionals to learn about current issues related to fish and…

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Added by Katie Koch on July 30, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments

2013 US State of the Birds Report Released Today!

This fourth State of the Birds report highlights the enormous contributions private landowners make to bird and habitat conservation, and opportunities for increased contributions. Roughly 60% of land area in the United States (1.43 billion acres) is privately owned by millions of individuals, families, organizations, and corporations, including 2 million ranchers and farmers and about 10 million woodland owners. More than 100 species have 50% or…

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Added by Katie Koch on July 2, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

New Updates to the PIF Database Family: Species Assessments and Population Estimates

The Partners in Flight Species Assessment and Population Estimates databases have been updated! These databases now provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on North American landbirds, to be used in conservation assessments and plans at the state/provincial, regional, national, and continental scales. To access the new PIF databases and associated user guides and to view news of updates and changes to both databases, please visit:…

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Added by Katie Koch on July 1, 2013 at 10:18am — No Comments

NRCS NATIONAL EASEMENT ASSESSMENT PROJECT (NEAP)- FINAL REPORT JUST RELEASED!

The NEAP has posted its Final Report including a summary of strategies and associated costs for inventory, monitoring and management of NRCS easements based on established programs and recommendations provided by 13 federal, state, and non-governmental organizations. We also included a review of bioassessment techniques for monitoring biological condition and describe procedures to monitor compliance and conduct natural resource inventories.  Recommendations are given for reporting condition…

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Added by Katie Koch on May 13, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments

Database Management Solutions?

I'm sure many of us encounter unwieldy databases from time to time. I turn to the familiar Excel, but I'm sure this is far from the best option! What programs do you use for your data, bird-related or otherwise? I'm interested in open source solutions, and curious to try other things!

Added by Jessica Gorzo on March 27, 2013 at 2:29pm — No Comments

The North American Breeding Bird Survey Needs YOUR Help

Each spring over 2500 skilled amateur birders and professional biologists volunteer to participate in the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS).  Since 1965, these volunteers have contributed to one of the most widely used bird monitoring datasets in North America.  In 2009, the Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership began a campaign to fill all vacant BBS routes in our region.  Each year, the number of…

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Added by Katie Koch on March 20, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments

Remote Sensing and Birds

A theme of my dissertation project is the application of remotely sensed products to avian populations nationwide. I'm using NASA's data sets (freely available!) to characterize weather/climate phenomena that may be important to birds. Land surface temperature is highly correlated with air temperature, thus providing meaningful data about thermal conditions for the time period captured.

In my prior post, I mentioned MYD11A2: an 8-day, 1km resolution land surface temperature data set…

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Added by Jessica Gorzo on March 5, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Remote Sensing

I currently use MODIS imagery to characterize extreme climate events. Specifically, I've been using MYD11A2 and MYD13A3 to detect heat wave and drought, respectively. Does anyone else here use remote sensing and satellite imagery? Leave me a comment!

Added by Jessica Gorzo on January 24, 2013 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

New: Recommendations for Monitoring Midwest Waterfowl During the Non-breeding Season

Habitat conservation planning for migrating and wintering waterfowl is typically based on estimated foraging needs during these non-breeding periods. However, several factors limit the ability to draw strong inferences from the historic Midwest data sets of non-breeding waterfowl abundance collected by wildlife agencies. Survey protocols are not standardized among organizations, a statistically based sampling framework has not been developed, and the financial burden of surveys typically…

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Added by Katie Koch on January 16, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

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