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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

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

Be a Part of the IWMM Team: Use Our Online Tools

Lesser Yellowlegs. USFWS Waterfowl, shorebirds and wading birds frequently overlap in habitat use, with each guild having specific habitat requirements during the breeding, migration and winter seasons.  This makes habit management for waterbirds a challenging, year-round job.  Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring (IWMM) was developed to specifically address habitat needs for waterbirds during [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

New Science Coordinator!

IWMM Announces New Science Coordinator IWMM is pleased to have Dr. Mindy Rice on board as a spacial ecologist IWMM is pleased to announce that Dr. Mindy Rice was hired as a spatial ecologist with the Natural Resource Program Center (NRPC) in Fort Collins, Colorodo, part of the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS), [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Database News!

Database Developments: Reporting Tools and Download Functionality Have Arrived! On October 12, IWMM presented the third in a series of training webinars to get IWMM users oriented to our online database. This training focused specifically on the reporting tools and download features of the database. The training reviewed the IWMM-AKN portal and definitions; provided an [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments