Legacy-funded Bird Projects, 2006
- See https://www.dodlegacy.org for more detail on each project.
- Spreadsheet of all bird-related Legacy projects from 1991-2013 (.xlsx, Excel file)
06-103: Management Strategies for Reversing Declines In Landbirds of Conservation Concern On Military Installations: Predictive Modeling Of Landbird Populations On Military Installations - Year 4 (03-103, 04-103, 05-103)
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.
06-105: Building partnerships for regional grassland bird conservation in the Southeastern U.S. - Year 3 (03-105, 05-105)
POC: David Buehler/Univ. of Tenneessee
Synopsis: In this project, we are providing leadership on habitat management for military training, grassland bird conservation, and encroachment for the military in the eastern US.
06-186: Modeling Overwintering Survival of Declining Landbirds - Year 4 (03-186, 04-186, 05-186)
POC: David DeSante/Institute for Bird Populations
Synopsis: Goals are to model overwintering survival and late-winter physical condition of declining landbird species as functions of habitat characteristics on DoD installations, and to use these data to formulate management guidelines to reverse population declines.
06-189: Grassland Birds of U.S. Navy Lands in Southern Texas - Year 4 (03-189, 04-189, 05-189)
POC: Marc Woodin/USGS
Synopsis: This project will collect additional data on grasses, grassland birds, seed abundance, and insect abundance and diversity at US Navy facilities in south Texas. Bird densities and species richness will be analyzed using vegetation and insect data.
06-199: Multinational study of Neotropical migrants: the western sandpiper as a model - Year 4 (03-199, 04-199, 05-199)
POC: Patricia Baird/California State Univ.-Long Beach
Synopsis: Add another tracking season for western sandpiper migration to confirm previous data, to assess all population decline hypotheses and to provide the best reason for decline. Provide comparisons of importance of DoD vs. non-military land to shorebirds and prepare a draft management plan for migrant shorebirds.
06-241: Wintering Ecology of Shrubland Birds: Linking Landscape and Habitat - Report - Year 2 (05-241)
POC: Matthias Leu/USGS
Synopsis: We build on our first year of study to determine the importance of lands managed by the DoD in the southwestern U.S.
06-243: Migratory linkages of Burrowing Owls on DoD Installations and Adjacent Lands - Year 2 (05-243)
POC: Courtney Conway/Univ of AZ and Carol Finley/Kirtland AFB
Synopsis: We will continue to locate Burrowing Owl nests on DoD installations throughout the western U.S., and use stable isotopes, radio telemetry, and estimation of demographic traits to determine migratory status and quantify migratory linkages of Burrowing Owls.
06-245: Migratory Bird Monitoring using Automated Acoustic and Internet Technologies - Year 2 (05-245)
POC: Ken Rosenberg/Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Synopsis: We will continue to develop, test, and implement acoustic technologies (developed under SERDP project CS-1185) for improved monitoring of breeding and migratory birds; assist DOD in bird-monitoring database management.
06-246: A Coordinated Bird Monitoring (CBM) Plan for DoD - Year 2 (05-246)
POC: Jon Bart/USGS
Synopsis: A Coordinated Bird Monitoring Plan for DoD.
06-289: The value of DoD lands to wintering populations of the declining Rusty Blackbird
POC: Russell Greenberg/Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Synopsis: Examine habitat requirements, distribution, breeding origins and exposure to contaminants and disease of Rusty Blackbirds wintering on DoD lands in VA, NC and SC. Identify important wintering habitats on DoD lands, in conjunction with international efforts across the speciesí range.
06-290: Quantifying Impacts Of Ground Water Withdrawal On Avian Communities In Desert Riparian Woodlands Of The Southwestern U.S.
POC: Chris Kirkpatrick/Univ of AZ
Synopsis: We propose to study the effects of ground water withdrawal on the health and persistence of avian communities in southwestern riparian woodlands, including riparian woodlands along the Upper San Pedro River adjacent to the Fort Huachuca Military Reservation, Arizona.
06-291: Spatially Explicit Management Recommendations for Early Successional Migratory Birds on Department of Defense Lands in the Mid-Atlantic Region
POC: Michael Wilson/College of William and Mary, Center for Conservation Biology
Synopsis: Determine patch-level management solutions for the support of declining grassland and shrubland bird populations.
06-292: Assessing BASH Risk Potential Of Migrating And Breeding Osprey In The Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake Bay Region
POC: Thomas Olexa/USDA Wildlife Services
Synopsis: The purpose of this project is to evaluate and identify bird-strike risks of migrating and breeding Osprey through the application of satellite tracking technology in the Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake Bay Region.
06-329: Analysis of California Migration Patterns Using NEXRAD and On-the-ground Data
POC: Diana Humple/PRBO Conservation Science
Synopsis: We will analyze migratory bird patterns in California using data from 14 NEXRAD stations (from 1999-2005), with emphasis on patterns at military bases, and will compare results to on-the-ground data. We will identify migratory hotspots and develop local and regional migration monitoring plans.