US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

Date of this Version

2010

Citation

D.J. Case and Associates (editor). 2010. Priority Information Needs for American Coots, Purple Gallinules and Common Moorhens: A Funding Strategy. Developed for the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies by the Migratory Shore and Upland Game Bird Support Task Force. 13pp.

Abstract

Table of Contents

Executive Summary...................i

Introduction...................1

Status of American Coots, Common Moorhens, and Purple Gallinules...................2

Priority Information Needs...................5

Priority 1. Implement a National Marshbird Monitoring Program...................6

Priority 2. Update the National Wetland Inventory...................7

Priority 3. Continue to Improve the Harvest Information Program Sampling Frame...................9

Priority 4. Determine Breeding Origin of American Coots and Common Moorhens that are Harvested from High-Harvest Locations...................10

Measuring Success...................11

Literature Cited...................12

Appendix A: 2010 Strategy Development Participants...................13

Table 1. Population trend estimates from the North American Breeding Bird Survey...................2

Figure 1. Traditional survey area for the annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey...................3

Figure 2. American coot population estimates and 95% confidence intervals for the traditional survey area of the annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey...................3

Figure 3. Estimated American coot harvest estimates in the United States, 1952 – 2008...................4

Figure 4. Estimated combined common moorhen and purple gallinule harvest in the United States, 1964 – 2008...................5



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