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Bird Monitoring Protocols

Hello all! I am a new Bird Conservation Biologist at the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, and trying to get up to speed on past and ongoing activities in the bird conservation…Continue

Tags: monitoring, birds, counts, point

Started by Scott Anderson Feb 21, 2011.

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Comment by Jack Thigpen on October 10, 2013 at 8:36am

Hi all,

I am with NC Sea Grant Extension and work with the NC Birding Trail to promote birding as a rural development strategy.  I am a sociologist, not a biologist, so go easy on me when I say ignorant things...

Comment by Christine Laporte on May 8, 2012 at 1:45pm

hi John,

I looked at some PPTs with those polygons you generated when pulling together my references and thoughts for the white paper I  mentioned previously . I concur with your thoughts about that lack of resource data. I am a Research Representative and a co-mentor for  the  Healthy Ecosystems Technical Team for the Governors South Atlantic Alliance, and the state reps on that Team are working hard to create successful cooperative efforts on resource data coordination.  If you hear of anyone who may be able to use or have an interest in that offshore white paper, please let them know about it.



Comment by John Stanton on May 8, 2012 at 1:39pm

Hi Christine,


Thanks for your comment and charge--to catalyze SALCC involvement in coastal and marine issues!  I have been involved in the work of the NC Task force that has generated polygons off the NC coast for possible leasing for offshore wind development.  That proceess aimed to bring together all available information on resources of concern to best inform development of the offshore wind resource.  For me, it demonstrated the general lack of resource data we have for these large areas.  Only through a cooperative approach, can we effectively address the issues!



Comment by Christine Laporte on May 8, 2012 at 1:07pm

Hi Folks,

I am interested in helping to catalyze SALCC involvement in coastal and marine issues, esp. wildlife related.  Following up on John's post about the coastal and marine elements of SALCC esp. regarding wildlife, I would like to let you know about a white paper that I wrote for the Georgia Coastal Research Council "Offshore Wind Energy: Considerations for Georgia".  While focused on environmental considerations including birds  ( offshore, near shore and on shore) for GA specifically, the issues are regional scale. It can be downloaded at



Comment by John Stanton on February 1, 2012 at 3:42pm

I am glad to report that the SALCC has adopted an expanded boundary to encompass the marine environment out to the EEZ as a result of their January 2012 Steering Committee meeting.  This boundary makes it possible to include all the major bird groups (i.e landbirds, waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, marshbirds, and seabirds) in the conservation actions of the SALCC!

Comment by John Stanton on February 25, 2011 at 2:15pm

Hi everyone!


Craig Watson and I are presently at the NW Atlantic Marine Bird Cooperative and have been discussing offshore wind development along the South Atlantic.  The SALCC can and should play an important role in this discussion as well.  At the recent SALCC Steering Committee meeting, we had an agenda item to discuss the SALCC role in the ocean environment that we never had time to take up, but I advance it will be extremely important to our partnership!


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