Colonial Waterbird, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Service Provider DescriptionThe Water bird conservation goals depend on how well they measure and evaluate
population change, as a basis for setting policy, identifying management and
research priorities, and evaluating management actions.
The North American Water bird Conservation Plan calls for development of a set
of standardized water bird monitoring methods to be developed for both
population and habitat at multiple geographic and temporal scales.
The Water bird Monitoring Partnerships mission is to develop a continental
network of collaborators who agree to and implement comparable population
monitoring techniques and contribute to a centrally managed water bird
[Summary provided by the USGS.]