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IWMM Mobile App (IMA) – Year 1 Report

IWMM provides tools to deliver effective management of migrating waterbirds - including waterfowl, waders, and shorebirds - during the non-breeding season. In response to recent interest from field stations, the IWMM team spent several months developing a mobile software application designed to reduce the time and effort required to collect bird counts and habitat conditions [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

IMA Version 2.0 is Now Available!

The Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring (IWMM) program is excited to announce an update to the IWMM mobile app - just in time for the 2019/2020 non-breeding season!  New features include improved organization and user flow, in-form instructions to assist new users, a running display of species counts by unit, and a summary report to [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

IWMM and Mattamuskeet NWR

Wendy Stanton, Refuge Biologist Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR), located in northeastern North Carolina, was established by Executive Order 6924, dated Dec. 18, 1934 a refuge and breeding ground for birds and wild animals, and... for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management purpose, for migratory birds. 16 U.S.C. § 715d [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Introducing Alex Kumar – 2019 DFP Fellow

In May 2019, Alex Kumar joined the USFWS Natural Resource Program Center (NRPC) in Fort Collins to complete a short-term project as part of the Directorate Resource Assistants Fellows Program (DFP). Alex came to NRPC from the University of Montana where he is finishing his PhD dissertation on population cycling of snowshoe hares. However, this [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Optimized Sampling for Waterbirds – Summer 2019 DFP Project

Accurate waterbird counts help inform science and management for many stations in the NWRS but can be time- and resource-intensive to collect.  This summer, IWMM initiated a special project with help from Alex Kumar, a Directorate Resource Assistants Fellows Program (DFP) contributor.  The goal of the project was to make IWMM data faster and easier [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge

Oh the Places You Should Go! Darrin Welchert, Refuge Wildlife Biologist Have you ever wondered what a flock of one million snow geese actually looks like?  Darrin Welchert, Wildlife Biologist at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (LBNWR) can tell you. Located in northwest Missouri near Mound City, LBNWR was established August 23, 1935, by Executive [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Insights|0 Comments

The Faces of IWMM

Rob Fenwick has been the IWMM Project Coordinator for just over a year.  His job, in a nutshell, is to promote understanding and use of IWMM to inform local and regional waterbird management.  Rob is a longtime birder, so IWMM fits him well. In addition to bird knowledge, Rob brings experience gained from managing programs [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Documenting Management Actions

Documenting Management Actions: The “KEY” to Evaluating Habitat Management for Non-breeding Waterbirds Wetland managers need to monitor waterbirds and their habitats during the nonbreeding period to improve the efficacy of management decision making (Lyons et al. 2008), but are often limited in terms of time and staff. Therefore, Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring (IWMM) developed [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|Insights, News|0 Comments

Recording Management Actions: Easy as 1-2-3

Recording Management Actions is a key element of the IWMM Protocol. Your best source of information on recording Management Actions can be found in the IWMM Monitoring Manual under SOP 6: Recording Management Actions. To begin recording management actions, print out the standard field data sheets entitled Wetland Management Record (refer to the Supplemental Material [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|Insights|0 Comments

Legacy and Current IWMM Data: Understanding Downloads and Reports

Data collection under the Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring Program got underway in fall 2010 when the pilot phase was initiated. During the initial survey seasons, IWMM staff used monitoring data and feedback from participants to target critical information needs, validate monitoring methods and to address logistical concerns. While the bird observation approach has essentially [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Protocols|0 Comments