Thursday, May 22, 2014

Grassland Bird Monitoring Study

The UC Santa Cruz Natural Reserve, UCSC students, and expert birders John Garrett and Alex Rinkert are teaming up to develop an innovative bird monitoring program to track local populations of eight grassland bird species that are experiencing local, regional and national declines. Areas of study include annual grasslands and coastal prairie within Santa Cruz, Pogonip City Park, Moore Creek Reserve, and Gray Whale and Wilder Ranch State Parks.

After an initial year for data collection and analysis, the program with develop to allow birders from the local UCSC and Santa Cruz city community to participate in data collection. To learn more, please contact the UCSC Campus Natural Reserve steward at asjones [at] ucsc [dot] edu.

Photo by Cody Perhamus

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