State Wildlife Grant - T-50-R
Long-billed Curlew Surveys in Southwest North Dakota
Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Lark Bunting, Bobolink, Upland Sandpiper, American Avocet, Willet and Western Meadowlark.
January 2018 - December 2020
Cheryl Mandich, American Bird Conservancy
The continued decline of Long-billed Curlew (LBCU) populations over the last two decades has resulted in this species being a conservation focus on every level of government in the United States and Canada, a major regional conservation effort in Mexico, and a SWAP Level 1 designation in North Dakota. Funding from this grant assists citizen science by using volunteers to conduct roadside surveys to determine presence of LBCU in southwest North Dakota. This project is a component of a larger, tri-national, full lifecycle, multi-partner effort led by ABC to halt the decline of Long-billed Curlews. ABC and partners are moving forward with strategic conservation for Long-billed Curlews throughout their range, including on-the-ground habitat conservation efforts in the Northern Great Plains and Mexico.