Coastal Waterbird Program
Entry ID: gomc_164

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Summary
Abstract: Mass Audubon's Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP) is one of the most
effective entities working to protect coastal birds and barrier beaches in New
England. The CWP was launched in 1987 in response to declining populations of
Piping Plovers and terns in Massachusetts, with the primary objective of
protecting these species' nesting areas throughout the state. This is
accomplished each year through cooperation with federal, state, and local
governing bodies, private and public landowners, Mass Audubon members, and the
public.

Type: Coastal

Purpose: Although the primary focus of the program is the protection of the
most threatened species of nesting birds, its mission is much broader. Today,
the program advocates for the protection of the entire coastal ecosystem in as
natural a state as possible. The program, therefore, works to protect the
natural quality of the state's coastal beaches, salt marshes, and tidelands,
which serves as habitats to 49 species of breeding birds and 112 species of
migratory or wintering birds. The populations of many of these once common
species, such as Sanderlings, have been declining dramatically in recent years
and must be included in these protection efforts.

Additional Information OR Comments: Contact Ellen Jedrey for data.
Related URL
Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 43.07   S: 41.06   E: -69.75   W: -73.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-01-01
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IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Massachusetts Audubon Society Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.massaudubon.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: ELLEN JEDREY
Phone: 508-362-1426 x 9352
Email: ejedrey at massaudubon.org
Contact Address:
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
PO Box 275
City: Cummaquid
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02637
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 508-362-1426 x 9352
Email: ejedrey at massaudubon.org
Contact Address:
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
PO Box 275
City: Cummaquid
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02637
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-22
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