This newsletter is all about helping you prepare for shorebird conservation and monitoring during the 2019 breeding season. Your local partnership is organizing many activities, so please coordinate with them. The best way to do that is to attend a partnership meeting. If you can’t attend the meeting but would like to get involved, please contact email@example.com. Here are a few ways to get started:
Be a mentor, or team up with one. Does your partnership have new members? If so, encourage them to join a local bird steward program or bring them along on a monitoring survey. If you’re a new member, check with your partnership for training and mentoring opportunities.
Get outreach materials. There are posters, brochures, coloring books, rooftop signs for businesses, etc. (see selection). Your FWC regional office may have them in stock.
Prepare for route surveys. If you have an assigned route, will you be able to survey it during all 6 count windows? If not, please find someone to fill in for you (or contact us for help). Remember to coordinate survey plans with your local partnership and register for a route or rooftop training webinar.
Prepare for roof monitoring. Can you help monitor rooftops with nesting birds? If so, coordinate with your partnership or contact us. Please let us know if roofs are no longer suitable for nesting (building was torn down or re-roofed).