Each year we complete a short report summarizing the effort and basic results of the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey. The most recent summaries are below.
- 2018-19 Summary Report
- 2019-20 Summary Report
- 2020-21 Summary Report
- 2021-22 Summary Report
- 2022-23 Summary Report
Below are the original monitoring plans from the beginning of the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey.
Coastal California and northern Baja California, Mexico, which together encompass all of the coastal regions of the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, provide habitat for large populations of migrating and wintering shorebirds in the Pacific Flyway. This plan outlines the foundation of the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey: a statistically robust, logistically feasible, long-term monitoring program for wintering shorebirds in coastal California and northern Baja that tracks spatial and temporal population trends.
The Central Valley of California is a mosaic of agriculture, managed wetlands, and urban areas, yet provides habitat for large populations of migrating and wintering shorebirds. The Central Valley Shorebird Monitoring Plan lays out how we are monitoring shorebird populations, tracking habitat change, centralizing data online, and providing interactive data summaries.
The San Francisco Bay estuary provides habitat for more migrating and wintering shorebirds than any other coastal wetland south of Alaska on the U.S. Pacific coast. Read about how we are monitoring shorebirds annually with a 66% reduction in effort from past comprehensive surveys of the lower estuary. This monitoring strategy was launched in November 2010, with more than 100 citizen scientists and professional biologists conducting annual surveys and entering their data online.