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Taking the Pulse of the Western Sandpiper Migration

Welcome to the BC Shorebird Survey Project webpage.

The project is a collaboration between Bird Studies Canada and the Centre for Wildlife Ecology at Simon Fraser University. Initiated in 2013, the project's goal is to use citizen-scientists to create an indicator of population status that can be used to quickly identify species or populations of concern. Our team of dedicated and skilled surveyors have completed 2 years of surveys at over 35 sites across the Salish Sea and Tofino region. Surveyors conducted two hour standardized surveys in both the adult and juvenile migrations. Preliminary results highlight the importance of the Fraser River Delta to migrating sandpipers, but that other sites are also used from time to time. Continued surveys are planned for 2017.

If you are interested in participating, click on the Volunteer! button to the left.