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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
IWMM was recently featured in the Division of Natural Resources and Conservation Planning Science Support Digest. If you are trying to understand how your Refuge can contribute to Waterbird Conservation, check out the article here.
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 [...]