Legacy-funded Bird Projects, 2007
- See https://www.dodlegacy.org for more detail on each project.
- Spreadsheet of all bird-related Legacy projects from 1991-2013 (.xlsx, Excel file)
07-103: Integrating Guidelines to Reverse Avian Declines into Actions to Enhance Military R&RS - Year 5 (03-103, 04-103, 05-103, 06-103)
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.
07-189: Grassland Birds of U.S. Navy Lands in Southern Texas - Year 5 (03-189, 04-189, 05-189, 06-189)
POC: Marc Woodin/USGS
Synopsis: Under this project, data on grasses, plant species diversity, vegetation structure and complexity, and grassland birds will be collected at US Navy facilities in south Texas. Data collection will be focused, where possible, on areas within planned burns conducted at the Navy installations.
07-199: Multinational study of Neotropical migrants: the Western Sandpiper as a model - Year 5 (03-199, 04-199, 05-199, 06-199)
POC: Patricia Baird/California State Univ.-Long Beach and Simon Fraser Univ.
Synopsis: To summarize the data collected from years 2004-2008 on international migration routes of western sandpipers comparing what we found with historical routes, to determine the importance of DoD lands for this migration, to identify possible causes of population decline, and to assess other hypotheses.
07-241: Wintering Ecology Of Shrubland Birds: Linking Landscape And Habitat - Year 3 (05-241, 06-241)
POC: Matthias Leu/USGS
Synopsis: We build on our two-year of study to determine the importance of lands managed by the DoD in the southwestern U.S. in providing wintering habitats for shrubland birds breeding in northern regions and other wintering and residential bird species.
07-243: Migratory linkages of Burrowing Owls on DoD installations - Year 3 (05-243, 06-243)
POC: Courtney Conway/Univ of AZ and Carol Finley/Kirtland AFB
Synopsis: We will locate Burrowing Owl nests on 30 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.
07-245: Migratory Bird Monitoring using Automated Acoustic and Internet Technologies - Year 3 (05-245, 06-245)
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.
07-246: A Coordinated Bird Monitoring (CBM) Plan for DoD - Year 3 (05-246, 06-246)
POC: Jon Bart/USGS
Synopsis: A Coordinated Bird Monitoring Plan for DoD.
07-290: Quantifying Impacts Of Ground Water Withdrawal On Avian Communities In Desert Riparian Woodlands Of The Southwestern U.S. - Year 2 (05-290)
POC: Chris Kirkpatrick/Univ of AZ
Synopsis: We propose to continue a project funded by the DOD Legacy Resource Management Program (#06-290) to study the effects of ground water withdrawal and surface water depletion on the health of avian communities in southwestern riparian woodlands, including riparian woodlands along the Upper San Pedro River adjacent to the Fort Huachuca Military Reservation in Arizona.
07-292: Assessing BASH Risk Potential Of Migrating And Breeding Osprey In The Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake Bay Region, Phase II - Year 2 (05-292)
POC: Thomas Olexa/USDA Wildlife Services
Synopsis: The purpose of this project is to identify and evaluate bird-strike risks of migrating and breeding Osprey from the Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake Bay Region, through the continued application of satellite tracking technology and geo-spatial data analyses.
07-337: Assessing the value of Department of Defense lands in Alaska to a declining species, the Rusty Blackbird
POC: David Shaw/Alaska Bird Observatory
Synopsis: We will examine the distribution, abundance, and reproductive success of Rusty Blackbirds in relation to habitat on military lands in Alaska. We will also examine factors limiting populations such as high concentrations of contaminants and incidence of disease.
07-344: Bird Species at Risk Monitoring in and around Camp Navajo and the Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station, AZ
POC: Michael Ingraldi/Arizona Game & Fish Department
Synopsis: Camp Navajo / Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station - Bird Species at Risk Cooperative Conservation with Arizona State Lands, Arizona Game and Fish Dept., Fish and Wildlife Service and Forest Service
07-345: Automated bird and amphibian species identification computer program
POC: Mitchell Aide/Univ of Puerto Rico
Synopsis: This project will deploy bird and amphibian monitoring stations to three DOD installations and provide training for the local managers.
07-354: Restoration of Native Warm Season Grasses to Improve Migratory Bird Habitat
POC: Gabrielle Ehinger/Redstone Arsenal
Synopsis: As part of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative's Central Hardwoods Joint Venture, approximately 100 acres of pasture lands on Redstone Arsenal will be planted with native warm season grasses. The native grasses will be part of a larger network.
07-361: Unifying an approach for the use of thermal imaging systems to identify and enumerate nocturnal communal bird roosts
POC: Michael Wilson/Center for Conservation Biology
Synopsis: We propose to identify, develop, and test the techniques of using infra-red thermal imaging equipment to survey communal roosting birds at night. We will develop techniques for Threatened and Endangered Species, species of conservation concern, and nuisance species.
07-367: Clear Zone Habitat Conservation on South Carolina Airstrip
POC: Lynn Quattro/SC DNR
Synopsis: Develop methods to replace invasive plant species with natives in clear zones that attract priority wildlife while reducing or not hindering mowing costs and Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) that can be used at other facilities in the SE.
07-371: Natural Resource Assessment of Wake Island After Feral Cat Eradication and Super Typhoon Ioke
POC: Mark Rauzon/Marine Endeavours
Synopsis: Natural Resource Assessment of Wake Island After Feral Cat Eradication and Super Typhoon Ioke- Follow-up to previously funded Legacy project 00-134 entitled Conservation of Indigenous Birds at Wake Atoll.
07-381: Avian Response to Grassland Management on Military AirfieldsPOC: Kimberly Peters/NJ Audubon
Synopsis: Determine response of avian species throughout breeding and migration cycles to grassland management practices in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.