The Research and Monitoring Working Group identifies avian research and monitoring priorities of highest relevance to mission requirements, provides technical support to installations, and recommends focused solutions.

         Working Group Goals

  • Develop ideas and projects to facilitate bird and habitat-related research projects important to DoD
  • Contribute DoD data to national and regional bird conservation projects
  • Develop partnerships with leaders in emerging fields of research, such as the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program/Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (SERDP/ESTCP), and others
  • Promote the use of Coordinated Bird Monitoring Plan Technical Recommendations, including standardized protocols and methodologies for bird monitoring, data entry, and archiving
  • Provide technical assistance to installation biologists so DoD monitoring efforts provide pertinent data for INRMPs, NEPA documents, ESA consultations, and overall migratory bird and bird habitat management
  • Identify and resolve questions relevant to avian monitoring on military installations
  • Participate in AKN through the Federal Avian Data Center to access best available information, data, and decision support tools
  • Support to fill critical avian data gaps with scientific inquiry and partnership

For questions, please contact the Working Group Chair Rich Fischer.