Prairie Shorebird Survey
Canadian Wildlife Service
University of Saskatchewan
Chaplin Nature Center
Project name: Program for Regional and International Shorebird Monitoring
Goals : Data collected by staff and volunteers will be used to determine long-term trends in Arctic-breeding shorebirds that utilize stopover locations in the Canadian prairies during migration, in order to guide conservation and management actions.
Year started : 2014
Frequency : Annually
Geographic area covered : Chaplin and Reed Lakes, Saskatchewan
Type(s) of habitat : Saline lakes
Primary species covered : Shorebirds
Sampling Design : 24 point count locations established on Chaplin and Reed Lakes
Field methods : Established point count locations with <200m and 200-500m buffers in which all shorebirds are counted during an unlimited time period. Each point is surveyed once per week during a 4-day survey window from early May to mid-June.
Data format : Access database
Sample size : Approximately 120-144 surveys performed each year.