Partners in Flight Monitoring and Working Group:
Partners in Flight/Aves de las
Americas/Parternaires D'Envol is an international network of ornithologists,
birders, environmental educators, land managers, academic institutions,
government agencies (including this agency, the US Forest Service),
and nongovernmental organizations working together to enhance bird
populations. The focus of Partners in Flight (PIF) began with those
255 species of landbirds that breed in the U.S. and Canada and spend
the winter south of the U.S. border. However, recently, we have explicitly
expanded our scope to include all birds, exlusive of hunted species.
Further, in a period of more holistic conservation thinking, we believe
it is apparent that activities benefiting 800+ species of birds will
have value for most other types of wildlife as well. The goals of
PIF are to stop the declines in bird populations and to "keep common
birds common." If you are interested in knowing more about Partners
in Flight, please take some time and browse the Partners
in Flight home page as well.
The Monitoring and Inventory
Working Group (MWG) is one of eight working groups in the organization.
The aim of the MWG is to help standardize protocols for monitoring
populations, and establish communication between researchers interested
in monitoring issues. The overall focus is the landbird component
of all-bird monitoring efforts: sharing our successes and making
sure that landbirds are considered fully in all monitoring and conservation
plans and efforts.
- Increase support of the PIF Avian Monitoring Strategy.
- Encourage the landbird component of all-bird monitoring by providing
leadership to the numerous state and regional monitoring programs.
- Expand work on landbird migration monitoring by:
- Augmenting the northern-nesting shorebird programs
- Regular monitoring at migration points
- Periodic surveys on the breeding grounds
- Demographic monitoring
- Actively organize and participate in outreach efforts.
- Help to design and implement the landbird component of all-bird
monitoring programs at the state, regional, and National levels.
- Integrate landbird migration monitoring with periodic, all-bird
surveys in boreal and arctic regions.
- Promote regional and national data centers for habitat, bird
populations, and demography.
- Promote standardized landbird monitoring methods, especially
involving continent-wide demographic measures.
- Promote equal effort directed towards both demographic and population
Publications, Reports, & Announcements
This page will post publications, newsletters, announcements, and
items of interest regarding bird monitoring issues. If you have an
announcement that you feel should be posted on this page, please contact
C. John Ralph at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landbird Monitoring Network of the Americas (LaMNA)
Web page updated July 20, 2007