White-faced Ibis in Kansas Photo: Bob Gress
Forster's Tern Photo: Bob Gress
Many states in the western U.S. identified information on colonial waterbird distribution and populations as a priority; including determining their status, identifying conservation issues, and refining conservation actions. A survey of these species was coordinated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the interior western states. The Western Colonial Waterbird Survey (WCWS) was implemented during 2009, 2010, and 2011 (for details see Western Colonial Waterbird Survey Protocols). The final product for this phase of the WCWS is an Atlas with the numbers and locations of 19 waterbird species in eight interior states. This final product is now available for review:
ATLAS OF BREEDING COLONIAL WATERBIRDS IN THE INTERIOR WESTERN UNITED STATES
LOCATION OF THE MAPS FOR THE “ATLAS OF BREEDING COLONIAL WATERBIRDS IN THE INTERIOR WESTERN UNITED STATES” AND STATE DATABASES
FINAL COMMENTS ARE DUE MONDAY 21 OCTOBER 2013, TO:
** Comment Period Extended until Monday 4 November 2013 **
Stephanie L. Jones
Nongame Migratory Bird Coordinator
USFWS, Region 6
P.O. Box 25486 DFC
Denver, Co 80225
Seto, N. W. H. 2008. Coordinated colonial waterbird inventory and monitoring in the western United States: comprehensive breeding season surveys. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Migratory Birds and Habitat Programs, Portland, Oregon.
Jones, S. L. 2008. Western Colonial Waterbird Survey Protocols. Unpublished report, U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Nongame Migratory Birds Coordinator’s Office, Denver, Colorado.
American White Pelicans at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Photo: Bob Gress