Past Awards

FY 2009 | 1 – Understand | 9/10/16

Surfbirds and Black Turnstones

Mary Anne Bishop, Prince William Sound Science Center
Contract Term: 07/01/09 – 06/30/10
Award: $47,148

Scope of Work:

Northern Montague Island is a critical stopover site for the world populations of Black Turnstone and Surfbird. The objectives of this study are:

  • Determine the phenology and length of stay of Surfbirds and Black Turnstones stopping at northern Montague Island Important Bird Area Alaska during spring migration.
  • Estimate the population size of Surfbirds and Black Turnstones stopping at northern Montague Island.
  • Characterize the spatial and temporal distribution of Surfbirds and Black Turnstones at northern Montague Island.
  • Identify areas ofshorebird concentration.
  • Document shorebird response to herring spawn within the IBA.
  • Identify conservation concerns at Montague Island with regards to Surfbird and Black Turnstone.