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Mountain plover habitat and population surveys in Alberta, 2001

Cleve R. Wershler

Mountain plover habitat and population surveys in Alberta, 2001

by Cleve R. Wershler

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Published by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development in Edmonton .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Alberta.
    • Subjects:
    • Mountain plover -- Habitat -- Alberta.,
    • Bird surveys -- Alberta.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementCleve Wershler and Cliff Wallis.
      SeriesAlberta species at risk report,, no. 37
      ContributionsWallis, Cliff., Alberta. Fish and Wildlife Division. Resource Status and Assessment Branch.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQL696.C43 W47 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 11, [3] p. :
      Number of Pages11
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3728074M
      ISBN 100778520048
      LC Control Number2003374888
      OCLC/WorldCa51445845

      The Mountain Plover is an upland bird found on dry prairies in the central areas of North America. This plover can be found nesting in the agriculture fields during the summer months. In the winter, it will migrate into the agriculture zones in the southern states. It . The Annual Population Survey 7 The Survey 7 Design of the Annual Survey 9 The Test of the Survey Design 11 Results of the Annual Survey, 13 The Breeding Biology Studies, 20 Background 20 Field Efforts 20 The PNG Burn Program for Mountain Plover 25 Origin of the Burn Program

      Mountain plover numbers, reproduction, and habitat use in Montana: a summary of six survey years. FaunaWest Wildlife Consultants. Prepared for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, Great Falls, Montana, and the Bureau of Land Management, Billings, Montana. 22 April   Mountain Plovers (Charadrius montanus) overwintering in mild climates of southern California did not exhibit site fidelity despite high survivorship (95%, Knopf and Rupert ). Differences in patterns of site fidelity between Piping and Mountain Plovers are likely due to differences in habitat .

      Breeding Population of the Piping Plover AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the northern Great Plains breeding population of the piping plover (Charadrius melodus), pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of , as amended. It provides habitat to at least bird species, including Snowy Plover, Red Knot Green-winged Teal, American Golden Plover, Wilson’s Plover, and Wilson’s Phalarope. The project will prot acres of wetlands through a variety of legal mechanisms; and develop an online training platform for a certificate program in mangrove.


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Mountain plover habitat and population surveys in Alberta, 2001 by Cleve R. Wershler Download PDF EPUB FB2

Sweetgrass Consultants was contracted in by Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division to undertake Mountain Plover habitat and population surveys on the Onefour Sub-station and adjacent crown lands. This work complemented Mountain Plover surveys being.

Description The purpose of this study was to survey known and prospective mountain plover nesting habitats in southeastern Alberta in order to search for and census breeding birds and to assess habitat potential and suitability.

There was an emphasis on the documentation of high potential habitats, and surveying habitats with high suitability. The purpose of this study was to survey known and prospective mountain plover nesting habitats in southeastern Alberta in order to search for and census breeding birds and to assess Source: Mountain plover habitat and population surveys in Alberta, There're no.

grasslands to agriculture, breeding habitat for the mountain plover has declined dramatically. Correspondingly, the population has declined anywhere from 50% to 89% in the U.S., though data from Breeding Bird Surveys indicate a % (not statistically significant) annual decline in the population between and The plover comes back each spring to its breeding grounds, and so the wrong name mountain plover was given to the species.

The mountain plover is 8 to inches (20 to 24 cm) long and weighs about ounces ( grams). Its wingspread is to inches ( to cm).

The mountain plover's call consists of a low, variable : Aves. Unlike other Mountain plover habitat and population surveys in Alberta such as the Snowy or Wilson's, Mountain Plovers are not typically associated with water.

The North American Breeding Bird Survey shows declines of over 80 percent in Mountain Plover populations over the past few decades, and this species is included on the State of the Birds Watch 2001 book. Mountain Plovers are medium-sized shorebirds that lack the distinctive neckbands typical of many other plovers.

In Canada, they are at the northern periphery of their range and are restricted to extreme southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. In Canada, reports are localized and irregular, with only 44 observations recorded since The piping plover is designated as an Endangered species in Alberta and across Canada.

Every five years sincea continent-wide survey for piping plovers has been conducted. In Mayaerial reconnaissance was conducted over much of the core breeding range in east-central Alberta.

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) Powerpoint Presentations from the December Piping Plover Workshop, Omaha, NE. Species Description: The piping plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small shorebird about the size of a robin.

It has a sandy colored back and white underparts, with a single black neck band, a short stout orange bill and orange legs. The International Piping Plover Census has been conducted across North America every five years since The survey was conducted in June in Alberta. This report summarizes information on populations and habitats gathered during the census, and compares results to the two previous.

The criteria of ≥ 4 adults over all surveys in Alberta and Saskatchewan and ≥ 2 adults over all surveys in Ontario and Manitoba were selected as lower limits for the occurrence of plovers in basins by consensus of members of the Prairie Piping Plover Recovery Team based on historical knowledge of population size and habitat use.

The Alberta Piping Plover Recovery Plan (Alberta Piping Plover Recovery Team ) is an action-oriented strategy that is currently being updated to cover the period – The recovery goal for the Alberta plan “is to achieve a well-distributed, long-term average population of individual Piping Plovers within their historical range.

over 6 km of shoreline habitat for plovers in (Figure 2). Sincewe have enhanced over 58 km of shoreline habitat to improve plover breeding habitat, with the majority of this habitat enhanced through fencing schemes.

The majority of known piping plover habitat in Alberta has now been protected through the co-operation of many landowners. Status of the Mountain Plover in Alberta.

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 50, prepared by K. Hannah; Species at Risk Program Reports. No – Mountain Plover Habitat and Population Surveys in Alberta, Alberta Species at Risk Report No.

37, prepared by C. Wershler and C. Wallis; Northern Pygmy Owl. Scientific Name: Glaucidium gnoma. A recent survey confirms a continuing decline of the George River migratory caribou herd population over the past few years; currently (), as reported by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, it is estimated to be fewer than 9, animals, down fromin in " The Leaf River caribou herd (LRCH).

support plover populations. These annual surveys will assist wildlife managers in determining the population trends and distribution of Alberta’s piping plovers. Field crews have also become increasingly involved with the information and education component of.

Read more about burrowing owl trend block survey and monitoring, Developing a habitat-based population viability model for greater sage-grouse in southeastern Alberta.

Read more about Aerial reconnaissance surveys for piping plover habitat in east-central Alberta. • Mountain Plovers are medium-sized shorebirds that lack the distinctive neckbands typical of many other plovers. In Canada, they are at the northern periphery of their range and are restricted to extreme southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan.

In Canada, reports are localized and irregular, with only 44 observations recorded since United States reporting Mountain Plovers, and in both periods for 95% of the total plovers tallied (Hunting et al. Knopf () estimated the California wintering population to be to birds or 50% to 88% of the entire world population.

Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data show a significant survey-wide decline of %. Population Biology of Mountain Plovers in Southern Valley County, Montana. Dissertation, Colorado State University. FaunaWest. Status and breeding distribution of the mountain plover in Montana.

Bureau of Land Management, Billings. 61 pp. Knopf, F. Status and conservation of mountain plovers: the evolving regional effort.

Fact Sheet: Habitat. Protection of habitat is paramount to the survival and recovery of all imperiled species, including the piping plover.

In the northern Great Plains, piping plover nest on riverine sandbars and on wide, flat, open, sandy, and sparsely-vegetated beaches along inland lakes and reservoirs.In this report, we present Mountain Plover density and population estimates on the North Unit, based on distance sampling at survey points fromand ; we also evaluate potential population changes on the North Unit during those years.

We complemented Mountain Plover surveys with monitoring for two associated.Using Technology to Track Grassland Bird Migration. Little is known about grassland birds during migration. Automated radio telemetry through the Motus Wildlife Tracking System can help us understand bird movement during this part of their life cycle.