Apply a rigorous sampling protocol to estimate the density of wintering grassland birds in the Chihuahuan Desert including Sprague’s pipits and chestnut-collared longspurs. Project will implement a previously-developed monitoring program in order to produce robust baseline estimates of wintering bird populations and evaluate the impact of ongoing grassland restoration investments in New Mexico.
NFWF Grant Profile
Project Title: Monitoring Wintering Grassland Birds in the Chihuahuan Desert: Phase IV (NM)
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico.