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Legacy-funded Bird Projects, 2008

08-103: Integrating Guidelines to Reverse Avian Declines into Actions to Enhance Military R&RS;- Year 6 (03-103, 04-103, 05-103, 06-103, 07-103)
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 management guidelines.

08-243: Migratory linkages of Burrowing Owls on DoD installations - Year 4 (05-243, 06-243, 07-243)
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.

08-290: Quantifying impacts of groundwater withdrawal on avian communities in desert riparian woodlands of the southwestern U.S. - Year 3 (06-290, 07-290)
POC: Chris Kirkpatrick/Univ of AZ
Synopsis: We propose to continue a DOD Legacy Program project to study the effects of ground and surface water depletion on the health of bird communities in southwestern riparian woodlands, including woodlands adjacent to Fort Huachuca Military Reservation, AZ.

08-292: Assessing BASH risk potential of migrating and breeding Osprey in the Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake Bay Region, Phase III. - Year 3 (06-292, 07-292)
POC: Thomas Olexa/USDA Wildlife Services
Synopsis: The purpose of this project is to evaluate and identify bird-strike risks posed by migrating and breeding Osprey in the mid-Altantic Chesapeake Bay Region through the application of satellite tracking technology and military airspace use assessment.

08-337: Assessing the status of declining Rusty Blackbirds on DoD lands in Alaska - Year 2 (07-337)
POC: Steve Matsuoka/USFWS
Synopsis: We will examine the habitat use, demography, and limiting factors of Rusty Blackbirds on DoD lands in Alaska. This will identify important habitats for conservation on DoD lands and contribute to international efforts to understand and reverse the species declines.

08-345: Automated bird and amphibian species identification computer program - Year 2 (07-345)
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.

08-367: Clear Zone Habitat Conservation on South Carolina Airstrip - Year 2 (07-367)
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.

08-381: Avian response to grassland management around military airfields in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions - Year 2 (07-381)
POC: Kimberly Peters/NJ Audubon
Synopsis: Investigate relationships among avian habitat use and grassland habitat management methods on military airfields in the NE. Goals include reducing the risk of bird-aircraft collisions and enhancing habitat for grassland species of conservation concern.

08-386: Marsh Bird Community Profiling and Management Guide for Mid-Atlantic DoD Installations
POC: Michael Wilson/Center for Conservation Biology
Synopsis: This project will allow the prioritization of estuarine marshes for marsh bird conservation and management in the Mid-Atlantic Region. We will generate a marsh bird community profile for every marsh patch owned by DoD through stratified sampling of marsh habitats.

08-396: Shorebirds in the Upper Bay of Panama
POC: Michael Wilson/Center for Conservation Biology
Synopsis: A follow-up investigation to the 1997 project is needed to assess changes in the status and distribution of waterbirds within the Upper Bay of Panama to refine management recommendations and to inform the broader community of partners concerned with the conservation of waterbirds.

08-408: Grassland bird productivity on military airfields in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions
POC: Kimberly Peters/NJ Audubon
Synopsis: Obtain nesting success measures for two target species breeding on military airfields in the northeast. Results will provide an enhanced understanding of how airfield management practices affect habitat suitability for species of conservation concern.

08-412: Cooperative Red-cockaded Woodpecker Translocation Strategy Throughout the Southeast.
POC: Jim Cobb/US Army Installation Management Command, Southeast
Synopsis: Translocations are a viable management tool that serves to accelerate and expand RCW recovery. This project will provide additional staffing resources (i.e., hiring of translocation biologist, field assistants) to support a regional translocation program.