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The FSA and its partners have developed these useful guides for conservation activities (posting, stewarding, monitoring, habitat improvements, etc.). See Rooftop Resources for rooftop monitoring and outreach materials, and see Bird Guide section for helpful resources for monitoring.

Posting:

Res Posting GuideGuidelines for Posting Shorebird and Seabird Sites in Florida. FSA 2012.

This handbook is intended to serve as both a comprehensive resource and quick how-to guide for anyone interested in posting a nesting site. We recommend that partners read this entire handbook before posting an area.

download (pdf, 1.7 MB)

 

Stewarding:

 

Bird Steward Manual. Audubon Florida. 2013: download

Overview on Service Animals (Americans With Disabilities Act): download.

Monitoring:

 

Res Monitoring GuideBreeding Bird Protocol for Florida's Shorebirds and Seabirds (BBP) FWC. 2011 (updated annually).

This document provides instructions on how to count nesting shorebirds and seabirds in Florida using specific procedures. Data collected using this protocol should be entered into the Florida Shorebird Database (FSD). Please go to the FSD website to view the most up-to-date version of this protocol.

 

 

Winter Shorebird Survey (February 3-9). USFWS. 2017. This document provides instructions on how to count non-breeding shorebirds and seabirds in Florida using specific procedures. Download.

International Piping Plover Survey (January 18 - February 1). USFWS. 2016. Instructions on how to participate in the international plover count. Click on links for guide and census form.

Habitat improvements:

 

Constructing Seabird Nesting Rafts (Platforms). Lorraine Margeson. 2012: Download.



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