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Managing Forest for Birds Video Series

November 22nd, 2016|Collaboration, Education and Outreach|

A new video series by the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative highlights the importance of proper forest management in improving a diversity of habitat for birds and other wildlife. The series focuses on several Ohio private landowners detailing their experiences managing and improving conditions of their woodlands and the beneficial changes in the bird community following such [...]

Partners in Flight 2016 Landbird Conservation Plan Released

September 15th, 2016|Bird Conservation, Uncategorized|

Scientists Document Widespread Declines, Urgent Need for Conservation of Landbirds in U.S. and Canada. Report calls for unprecedented partnerships across public and private sectors to reverse trends throughout bird’s life-cycles. A new analysis of the population status and trends of all landbirds in the continental U.S. and Canada documents widespread declines among 450 bird species—a troubling [...]

A Crowdsourcing Approach To Aerial Photo Survey Analysis Of North America’s Waterbirds

July 25th, 2016|Education and Outreach, Research|

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS) Migratory Bird Program is currently developing ProjectFlockTogether: an online crowdsourcing platform that will invite bird enthusiasts and citizen scientists to participate in important, cutting-edge conservation research. Each year, the FWS conducts aerial visual surveys by flying small planes over North America’s wetlands and coasts, in order to monitor [...]

Citizen Science Benefits Bird Conservation

May 26th, 2016|Research|

Across the globe, citizen scientists are informing bird conservation by reporting on their local birds. The information sheds light on species distribution, population trends, and how landscape level changes are affecting bird habitats. Engaging in citizen science also promotes a greater understanding of the role and values of birds in the natural world. The upcoming 2016 [...]

Increased Coordination with the Black Duck Joint Venture and Chesapeake Bay Program

May 20th, 2016|Collaboration|

For several years Kirsten Luke and Tim Jones have used the research efforts by the Black Duck Joint Venture (BDJV), Ducks Unlimited (DU), state agencies, and academic partners to understand the habitat use, energy budget, and energetic carrying capacity for American Black Ducks wintering in the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture. Now ACJV staff and partners [...]

Bird Conservation Region Planning Updates – Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands (BCR 69) and Peninsular Florida (BCR 31)

May 20th, 2016|Research|

Bird conservation partners in the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture (ACJV) are now closer to having a full complement of Bird Conservation Region (BCR) Plans that cover our entire geographic area. Currently, BCR plans exist for the Atlantic Northern Forest (14), Lower Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Plain (13), New England/Mid-Atlantic Coast (30), Piedmont (29), and the eastern [...]

University of Maine Finishes Field Study of Songbirds in the Northern Forest

May 20th, 2016|Research|

Researchers from the University of Maine Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology and the USGS Cooperative Wildlife Research Units at the University of Maine and the West Virginia University recently finished the field work on an investigation of bird distributions in the Northern Forest region of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The Northeast Region [...]

Video Series Documents Benefits to Bird Community Following Management Activities

April 25th, 2016|Collaboration, Education and Outreach|

The Ohio Division of Natural Resources has partnered with the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative (OBCI) and the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture in developing a video series focused on private landowners who have managed their forests to improve avian habitat. The goal is to document the positive changes to bird communities following management activities. Production of the [...]

New Research Identifies Abundant Wood Thrush Population in Remnant Dry Forest Patches of Honduras

April 25th, 2016|Research|

Studies conducted by Fabiola Rodriguez and Jeff Larkin of Indiana University of Pennsylvania identified Wood Thrush as one of the most abundant migratory birds in remnant dry forest patches of Honduras. This is of particular interest as Wood Thrush are usually associated with moister conditions. The study was part of a project to evaluate the [...]

Protecting and Managing Habitat in the Highlands of Roan

April 25th, 2016|Habitat Conservation|

In 2015, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) permanently protected, through purchase, 198 acres in Mitchell and Avery County, North Carolina, a part of our Highlands of Roan program. These two tracts will provide habitat for many priority forest birds including Wood Thrush, Canada Warbler, and Saw-whet Owl. They will also provide more than 30 [...]