Atlantic Canada Coastal Waterbird Survey

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The Atlantic Canada Coastal Waterbird Survey is a collaboration of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Service, and Birds Canada to monitor parts of the Newfoundland coastline (small scope at this time). The goal is the monitoring and conservation of coastal waterbird populations in Atlantic Canada.

The data collected by the Atlantic Canada Coastal Waterbird Survey will add to long-term data on the abundance and distribution of waterbird species along the coast. It also provides valuable baseline information in the event of a disaster such as an oil spill. This data allows us to:

  • Assess the annual changes and long-term trends in population size and distribution of coastal waterbirds in Atlantic Canada.
  • Collect data that contribute to population estimates of coastal waterbird species in Atlantic Canada.
  • Advance our understanding of the ecology and the effects of human activity on coastal waterbirds in Atlantic Canada.