Migratory Bird Program Webinar Series

These webinars provide up-to-date information on the conservation and management of migratory birds.

Migratory Bird Program Descriptions

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Click here to download video!Basic Bird ID and Leading Bird Walks with Children (01:32:09)

Presented by Alicia F King, USFWS National Urban Bird Treaty Coordinator. March 18, 2014.

Want to learn the basics of bird id and how to lead a bird walk? This webinar will describe how to find and recognize birds. From an urban setting to a park or wildlife refuge, attendees will learn the basics of bird ID and how to find birds in their preferred habitats. Attendees will also learn the key elements to of basic bird id including the behavior, field marks, and calls and songs. We will also cover the basic tools of the trade and how to use them with a group on a field trip to watch birds and discover the top five tips for leading a birdwalk with children.

Click here to download video!Bird Mortality from Collisions with Glass (01:06:00)

Presented by Christine Sheppard, PhD, Bird Collisions Campaign Manager, American Bird Conservancy. December 1, 2010.

Glass is invisible to both birds and humans. Humans learn to 'see' glass, through a combination of experience, cues and expectation, although every year, people are injured by walking into glass doors. Unfortunately, most birds' first encounter with glass is fatal. They collide at full speed when they try to fly to sky, trees or other objects seen through glass or reflected on its surface. Light pollution exacerbates the problem, disorienting birds, especially night-flying migrants. Death is frequently not instantaneous, and may occur as a result of internal hemorrhage days after impact, far away from the original collision site. This makes monitoring the problem more difficult.

Click here to download video!Learn How to Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count! (00:55:36)

Mike Carlo from National Wildlife Refuges and Alicia King from the Migratory Bird Program will discuss the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. January 29, 2012.
The free event, hosted by Audubon, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada, is open to anyone and no registration is needed. Watch and count birds for at least 15 minutes on any day of the count. Your results are entered by you at www.birdcount.org and provide a snapshot of the whereabouts of more than 600 bird species.

Learn more about how you can participate at a local National Wildlife Refuge, nature center, city park, school yard or your own backyard!

Click here to download video!National Marsh Bird Monitoring: Methods, Pilot Study, and Where We Go From Here (00:416)

Presented by Mark Seamans, USFWS. January 2013.

Methods and results are described for the first three years of a pilot study to implement a national monitoring program for secretive marsh birds in the U.S. Survey protocol and design are critiqued. A targeted or management monitoring approach to monitoring is advocated for future program development.

Click here to download video!Organizing an International Migratory Bird Day Festival (01:00:26)

Presented by Sue Bonfield, Executive Director Environment for the Americas and Alicia F King, USFWS National Urban Bird Treaty Coordinator. February 18, 2014.

Organizing and hosting an International Migratory Bird Day festival can be an amazingly effective way of sharing the world of birds with a community. It can awaken community members to the value of birds and their habitats. While organizing a festival can be challenging, it can also be fun and incredibly satisfying, and cane make a difference in your community.

Click here to download video!Reducing Avian-Wire Collisions and Electrocutions at Federal Buildings and Infrastructure (00:34:04)

Best Practices for Avoiding and Minimizing Bird Take. Presented by Albert M. Manvelle,I, Ph.D., C.W.B., Division of Migratory Bird Mgmt, USFWS. June 10, 2014.

A Presentation to Staff of the Council for the Conservation of Migratory Birds, and Other Interested Stakeholders.

Click here to download video!Reducing Bird Collisions at Federal Buildings and Infrastructure (00:21:37)

Best Practices for Addressing Glass and Lighting. Presented by Albert M. Manvelle,I, Ph.D., C.W.B., Division of Migratory Bird Mgmt, USFWS. May 1, 2014.
A Presentation to Staff of the Council for the Conservation of Migratory Birds, and Other Interested Stakeholders.

Click here to download video!What is IPaC..and why you REALLY want to know(01:32:09)

Presented by Mark Pavelka and Mike Horton, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Program. July 25, 2011.

IPaC is the internet-based Information, Planning, and Conservation system, which was developed by the USFWS to provide the public with the tools and information they need to conserve fish, wildlife, and plants, and the habitats upon which they depend. Learn the ins and outs of how IPaC started, the way it works, and how it can serve the needs of the Migratory Bird Program. This webinar takes you on a guided tour of the public site, gives you a behind the scenes glimpse of the data that supports the system, describes how IPaC can grow to meet specific requirements of Service programs, and highlights some of the system's most popular tools.

Click here to download video!USFWS Bird Conservation Initiatives(00:48:45)

Presented by USFWS Migratory Bird Program Staff. March 19, 2013.

Learn more about three initiatives that help bird conservation on the ground.

The North American Waterbird Conservation Plan engages in a variety of activities to ensure colonial-nesting waterbird populations remain healthy including monitoring of nesting colonies, conducting or funding research, and restoring nesting habitats.

Click here to download video!What is the Joint Ventures Program? (00:54:25)

Presented by Ken Kriese, Ph.D., Division of Bird Habitat Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. May 25, 2011.

Joint ventures are the most successful private-public partnerships working together to conserve migratory birds and their essential habitats. Learn the ins and outs of how joint ventures started, the way they work, and how they have become a model for the way collaborative conservation will be accomplished in the future. This webinar takes you on a guided tour of joint ventures, describes how joint ventures implement Strategic Habitat Conservation (SHC), and highlights joint venture projects from around the country to show how joint ventures help deliver conservation on the ground.

Click here to download video!What is the Joint Ventures Program? (00:57:115)

Presented by Mark Pavelka and Mike Horton, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Program. July 25, 2011.

IPaC is the internet-based Information, Planning, and Conservation system, which was developed by the USFWS to provide the public with the tools and information they need to conserve fish, wildlife, and plants, and the habitats upon which they depend. Learn the ins and outs of how IPaC started, the way it works, and how it can serve the needs of the Migratory Bird Program. This webinar takes you on a guided tour of the public site, gives you a behind the scenes glimpse of the data that supports the system, describes how IPaC can grow to meet specific requirements of Service programs, and highlights some of the system's most popular tools.