Conduct habitat mapping, complete surveys, and trap non-native cowbirds in riparian areas within Los Padres National Forest to provide data on sensitive riparian bird populations. Project will map breeding areas and trap cowbirds along Middle Piru Creek to assess the size and distribution of sensitive bird species such as least Bell's vireo in order to inform future management decisions and protect existing populations.
NFWF Grant Profile
Southern California Forests and Watersheds
Project Title: Bird Surveys, Habitat Mapping, and Non-Native Cowbird Removal in Los Padres National Forest (CA)
United Water Conservation District
Piru Fire Scar within Los Padres National Forest, California