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Maritime marsh monitoring 2012 nb pilot

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Maritime marsh monitoring 2012 nb pilot

  1. 1. MARTIMES MARSH MONTIORING PROGRAM NB PILOT Status Update Becky Stewart
  2. 2. GOAL • MMMP Assess and monitor wetland-associated species and their habitats PURPOSE • Establish wetland conservation and management priorities and assess effectiveness of conservation efforts OBJECTIVES • Monitor trends in wetland-dependent spp. across boundaries • Wetland species-habitat associations & features that influence occupancy, distribution and abundance at multiple scales • Evaluate and refine current management activities • Assess relative to established population goals • Engage in wetland conservation
  3. 3. Maritime Marsh Monitoring Crew Margaret Campbell, Coordinator, May 2012
  4. 4. Wetland sampling - NB DNR’s wetland classification and spp./habitat matrices 1. Wet Meadow Yellow Rail Nelson’s Sparrow 4. Treed peatland/swamp 7. Saltmarsh Rusty Blackbird Solitary Sandpiper Palm Warbler Lincoln’s Sparrow Greater Yellowlegs Willet 2. Shallow Marsh Marsh Wren Least Bittern 3. Deep Marsh Pied-billed Grebe Virginia Rail Sora Black Tern 5. Alder/shrub wetland Alder Flycatcher Canada Warbler Northern Waterthrush Green Heron 8. #3 + permanently flooded wetland American Bittern Common Snipe American Black Duck Ring-necked Duck Green-winged Teal Canada Goose
  5. 5.  Wet Meadow  Shallow Marsh  Deep Marsh  Survey point
  6. 6. 5 min. listening – 5 min. playback – 5 min. listening Primary Focal Spp. Secondary Focal Spp. American Bittern Pied-billed Grebe American Black Duck Northern Shoveler Least Bittern Common Moorhen American Wigeon Ring-necked Duck Sora American Coot Blue-winged Teal Wood Duck Virginia Rail Nelson’s Sparrow Common Goldeneye Great Blue Heron Common Merganser Green Heron Canada Goose Black Tern Gadwall American Woodcock Green-winged Teal Wilson’s Snipe Mallard Sedge Wren Northern Pintail Marsh Wren Yellow Rail = playback N 50 m 100 m BOLD = EHJV Priority; Italics = IBP timing non-optimal PLUS SONGMETRES
  7. 7. [~ 150 pt counts; 38 song metres] x 3 PC Done Song Metre  Wet Meadow  Shallow Marsh  Deep Marsh  Survey point
  8. 8. Next • Baseline occupancy, detection and habitat • Formalize Steering Committee • Future Directions and Implementation Plan NB Broaden Coverage Ecoregions Management Units (stratification) Temporal Seasonal Wetland Types and Focal Spp. • Saltmarsh • Alder/shrub • Treed peatland/ Other provinces Pilot NS (PE, NL)
  9. 9. Funding • Current Fiscal ~ 103k – WHC, NB DNR, NB ETF, EC-CWS, NB WTF – In-kind: NB DNR, EC-CWS, DU, DND CFB Gagetown – Part-time Coordination only • Next Fiscal ~ 140 – 160k – Full-time coordination – Earlier start dates, greater coverage – All-bird – Pilot NS? WHC’s Research Stream – support letter JV’s scientific committee
  10. 10. They’ll never find me
  11. 11. Advance the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild birds and their habitats, through studies that engage the skills, enthusiasm, and support of our members, volunteers, and the public.

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