Legacy-funded Bird Projects, 2009
- See https://www.dodlegacy.org for more detail on each project.
- Spreadsheet of all bird-related Legacy projects from 1991-2013 (.xlsx, Excel file)
09-213: Strategy for the Cooperative Recovery of Rare Species Affecting Training Ranges - Year 4 (04-213, 05-213, 06-213)
POC: Todd Zuchowski/Army Envt'l Command and Hannah Anderson/The Nature Conservancy
Synopsis: Provide the sustained use of DoD lands for training by minimizing impacts of potential ESA listings. Promote recovery of candidate species in the ecoregion by using a framework of transferring information, linking entities, and generating incentives.
09-243: Migratory linkages of Burrowing Owls on DoD installations - Year 5 (05-243, 06-243, 07-243, 08-243)
POC: Courtney Conway/Univ of AZ and Carol Finley/Kirtland AFB
Synopsis: We analyze stable isotope ratios of feathers, genetics from blood samples, and radio telemetry from Burrowing Owl on > 39 DoD installations throughout the western U.S. to determine migratory status and quantify migratory linkages.
09-337: Assessing the status of declining Rusty Blackbirds on DoD lands in Alaska - Year 3 (07-337, 08-337)
POC: Steve Matsuoka/USFWS
Synopsis: Identify demographic deficits and migratory routes for Rusty Blackbirds breeding on DoD lands in Alaska. This will identify both the mechanisms of the speciesí 90Ė98% decline and important areas throughout the species' flyway.
09-345: Automated bird and amphibian species identification computer program - Year 3 (07-345, 08-345)
POC: Mitchell Aide/Univ of Puerto Rico
Synopsis: We will provide maintenance to the acoustical monitoring stations established at three installations, develop analytical tools that will be available on the project web site, and provide intense training for the local managers.
09-408: Grassland bird productivity on military airfields in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Region - Year 2 (08-408)
POC: Kimberly Peters/NJ Audubon
Synopsis: One-year continuation of DoD Project #08-408, which aims to monitor local demographic parameters (e.g., nest survival, fledging success) on three military bases in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic, and identifies these parameters as targets for management.
09-419: DoD Partners in Flight Strategic Planning Support
POC: Alison Dalsimer/Booz Allen Hamilton
Synopsis: This effort will support DoD Partners in Flight (PIF) and its Coordinator by implementing metrics to quantify program success, producing newsletters, developing outreach materials, supporting the annual DoD PIF meeting, and more.
09-425: Habitat use at multiple scales by pinyon-juniper birds
POC: Carol Finley/Kirtland AFB
Synopsis: We will study pinyon-juniper habitat use by two Species At Risk, Pinyon Jay and Gray Vireo, at multiple scales and installations, create GIS habitat models, and make management recommendations for both species.
09-427: Tracing the geographic origin of migratory birds breeding on DoD lands using stable
POC: Peter Marra/Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Synopsis: Management decisions for migratory birds are focused on breeding grounds, yet migrants spend the majority of the year in the tropics. Our research will map where migrants breeding on military lands winter and provide essential information to land managers.
09-429: Cerulean Warbler Occurrence Atlas for military installations
POC: Michele Richards/Ft Custer and John Brenneman/Kalamazoo Nature Center
Synopsis: The Cerulean Warbler Occurrence Atlas will uncover the presence or absence of CERW on all DoD sites within the speciesí breeding range. This will improve DoDís ability to access this data and to forge partnerships.
09-433: Tools to Assess and Assist Vulnerability of Rare, Sensitive, Threatened and Endangered Species at Risk From Climate Change
POC: Deborah Finch/USFS and Darin Law/USFS
Synopsis: This project will assess the potential effects of global climate change and future management needs of terrestrial vertebrate species and plant species of conservation interest on DoD lands of the desert southwest in New Mexico and Arizona.
09-439: Acquisition and Preservation of Current and Historical Avian Databases from DoD Military Natural Resources Programs
POC: Richard Fischer/Army Corps
Synopsis: Acquire avian inventory and monitoring data in electronic form from installations, permanently archive these data, and input into the Avian Knowledge Network for regional analyses to support installations on MBTA, EO13186, and the new Migratory Bird Rule.
09-440: Implementation of the DoD Coordinated Bird Monitoring Plan
POC: Jonathan Bart/USGS
Synopsis: This project will implement the recently-completed DoD Coordinated Bird Monitoring Plan. Project personnel will work closely with DoD installations that conduct bird monitoring and assessments to insure that they understand and follow the new guidelines.