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Annual Shorebird Survey

Main Project Information
Presented By SFBBO
Goal To monitor shorebirds wintering in the South San Francisco Bay
Task Volunteers will monitor a location for shorebirds

The San Francisco Bay Shorebird Survey is a coordinated, multi-partner monitoring program to assess annual shorebird population changes. Many North American shorebird species are thought to be in decline and the influence that changing wetland habitats (specifically in the San Francisco Bay) have on these populations is not well understood. SFBBO biologists and citizen scientists survey more than 40 sites across the South San Francisco Bay and provide data to the broader Bay region. Data from this survey provides guidance to managers on what shorebird species are at greatest risk and what habitats they most rely upon. This survey also contributes to larger shorebird monitoring efforts in the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey and Migratory Shorebird Project.

How to Join

Please visit www.sfbbo. org or email Max Tarjan at

Special Skills Ability to identify and count shorebirds usually found in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ideal Age Group Adults
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Several hours
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike
Tags birds, pacific flyway, san francisco bay, shorebirds
Project Updated 05/23/2018