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Legacy-funded Bird Projects, 2005

05-103: Management Strategies for Reversing Declines In Landbirds of Conservation Concern On Military Installations: Predictive Modeling Of Landbird Populations On Military Installations - Year 3 (03-103, 04-103)
POC: Phil Nott/Institute for Bird Populations
Synopsis: Goals are to integrate management guidelines to reverse avian population declines (from previous work on this project) into management actions to enhance military R&RS on DoD installations; and to monitor the effectiveness of the avian guidelines.

05-105: Building partnerships for regional grassland bird conservation in the Southeastern U.S. - Year 2 (03-105)
POC: David Buehler/Univ. of Tenneessee
Synopsis: We propose to build on previous work to address encroachment and grassland bird conservation issues at Fort Campbell. This project will then serve as a model for developing regional conservation partnerships for eastern military bases.

05-186: Modeling Overwintering Survival of Declining Landbirds - Year 3 (03-186, 04-186)
POC: David DeSante/Institute for Bird Populations
Synopsis: Goals are to estimate overwintering survival and late-winter physical condition of declining landbird species as a function of habitat on DoD installations, and use these data to formulate management guidelines to reverse their population declines.
Year 3 (03-186, 04-186)

05-189: Grassland Birds of U.S. Navy Lands in Southern Texas - Year 3 (03-189, 04-189)
POC: Marc Woodin/USGS
Synopsis: This project will examine bird species richness and total abundance in grasslands of US Navy properties in southern Texas. Bird numbers will be correlated with characteristics of nativeand exotic-dominated grasslands.

05-199: Multinational study of Neotropical migrants: the Western Sandpiper as a model - Year 3 (03-199, 04-199)
POC: Patricia Baird/California State Univ.-Long Beach
Synopsis: To validate the 2006 international migration routes of western sandpipers as a model, to compare with historical and 2005 routes, to identify possible causes of population decline, and to assess other hypotheses.

05-241: Wintering Ecology of Shrubland Birds: Linking Breeding and Wintering Grounds
POC: Matthias Leu/USGS
Synopsis: We integrate landscape characteristics, field surveys, and stable isotopes analysis to determine the importance of lands managed by the DoD in the southwestern U.S. to providing wintering habitats for shrubland birds breeding in northern regions.

05-243: Migratory linkages of Burrowing Owls on DoD Installations and Adjacent Lands
POC: Courtney Conway/Univ of AZ and Carol Finley/Kirtland AFB
Synopsis: We will locate Burrowing Owl nests on DoD installations in the southwestern U.S., and use table isotopes and radio telemetry to determine migratory status, identify wintering areas, and quantify migratory linkages among installations & other lands.

05-245: Migratory Bird Monitoring using Automated Acoustic and Internet Technologies
POC: Ken Rosenberg/Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Synopsis: We will use innovative technologies (developed under SERDP project CS-1185) to implement automated acoustic monitoring of terrestrial and nocturnally migrating birds, along with creation of a DoD-customized eBird application, to enhance DoD's capability of monitoring endangered and other migratory birds.

05-246: A Coordinated Bird Monitoring (CBM) Plan for DoD
POC: Jon Bart/USGS
Synopsis: A Coordinated Bird Monitoring Plan for DoD.

05-1872: Radar-Based National Bird Migration Maps - Year 4 (99-1872, 02-1872, 03-1872)
POC: Sidney A. Gauthreaux/Clemson University
Synopsis: Special downloads of WSR-88D radar data for bird migration maps.