Tidal Marsh and Ridgway's Rails

Latest Report

Elrod, M., J. Wood, X. Castaneda. 2014. California Ridgway’s Rail (Rallus obsoletus obsoletus) 2014 Survey Report. TE-807078-14. Annual Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Wood, J., X. Castaneda, M. Elrod, and N. Nur. 2012. 2013 Annual Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: California Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris obsoletus) TE-807078-14. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento from Point Blue Conservation Science.

Papers

Spautz, Hildie; Liu, Leonard; Estrella, Sarah; & Nur, Nadav. (2012). Population Studies of Tidal Marsh Breeding Birds at Rush Ranch: A Synthesis. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 10(2). jmie_sfews_11156.

Wood, Julian K.; Liu, Leonard; Nur, Nadav; Herzog, Mark; & Warnock, Nils. (2012). Abundance, Species Richness, and Reproductive Success of Tidal Marsh Birds at China Camp State Park, Marin County, California. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 10(2). jmie_sfews_11161.

Stralberg, D., M. P. Herzog, N. Nur, K. A. Tuxen, and M. Kelly. 2010. Predicting avian abundance within and across tidal marshes using fine-scale vegetation and geomorphic metrics. Wetlands 30: 475-487.

Spautz, H., N. Nur, D. Stralberg, and Y. Chan. 2006. Multiple-scale habitat relationships of tidal-marsh breeding birds in the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Studies in Avian Biology 32: 247–269.

Chan, Y. and P. Arcese. 2002. Subspecific differentiation and conservation of Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia) in the San Francisco Bay region inferred by microsatellite loci analysis. Auk 119(3):641–657.

Evens, J. and N. Nur. 2002. California black rails in San Francisco Bay region: spatial and temporal variation in distribution and abundance. Bird Populations 6:1-12.

References

Effects of survey timing and environmental factors on California Clapper Rail detection rates. 2011 State of the Estuary Conference Poster. Leonard Liu(1), Nadav Nur(1), Leo Salas(1), Julian Wood(1), Jen McBroom(2), Jules Evens(3), Giselle Block(4). (1)PRBO Conservation Science, (2)Invasive Spartina Project, (3)Avocet Research Associates, (4)U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Nur, N., S. Zack, J.G. Evens and T. Gardali. 1997. Tidal marsh birds of the San Francisco Bay region: status, distribution and conservation of five Category 2 taxa. Final report to the United States Geological Survey- Biological Resources Division (Formerly National Biological Service).

Martin, T.E. and C. Conway. 1995. The Breeding Biology Research and Monitoring Database (BBIRD) Field Protocol.. University of Montana Coop. Unit,
Unpublished manual.

Marshall, J.T. and K.G. Dedrick. 1994. Endemic Song Sparrow and Yellowthroats of San Francisco Bay. Pp316-327 in N.K. Johnson & J. Jehl (eds.), A Century of Avifaunal Change in Western North America. Studies in Avian Biology 15.

Martin, T.E. and G.R. Geupel. 1993. Nest-monitoring plots: methods for locating nests and monitoring success. Journal of Field Ornithology 64:507-519.

Evens, J.G., G.W. Page, S.A. Laymon and R.W. Stallcup. 1991. Distribution, relative abundance and status of the California Black Rail in Western North America. Condor 93:952-966.

Repking, C.F. and R.D. Ohmart. 1977. Distribution and density of Black Rail populations along the lower Colorado River. Condor 79:486-453.

 

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Shorebirds

Stenzel, L.E., C.M. Hickey, J.E. Kjelmyr, and G.W. Page. 2002. Abundance and distribution of shorebirds in the San Francisco Bay area. Western Birds 33: 69-98.

Page, G.W., L.E. Stenzel, and J.E. Kjelmyr. 1999. Overview of shorebird abundance and distribution in wetlands of the Pacific coast of the contiguous United States. Condor 101:461-471.

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South Bay Salt Ponds

Stralberg, D., D.L. Applegate, S.J. Phillips, M.P. Herzog, N. Nur & N. Warnock. 2008. Optimizing wetland restoration and management for avian communities using a mixed integer programming approach. Biological Conservation 142: 94–109.

Rintoul et al. 2003. Breeding Status and Habitat Use of Black-necked Stilts and American Avocets in South San Francisco Bay. Western Birds 34: 2-14.

Warnock, N.; G.W. Page; T.D. Ruhlen; N. Nur; J.Y. Takekawa; J.T. Hanson.2002. Management and conservation of San Francisco Bay salt ponds: effects of pond salinity, area, tide, and season on Pacific Flyway. Waterbirds 25: 79-92.

Page, G.W.; T.D. Ruhlen; N. Nur; J.Y. Takekawa; J.T. Hanson.2002. Management and conservation of San Francisco Bay salt ponds: effects of pond salinity, area, tide, and season on Pacific Flyway. Waterbirds 25: 79-92.

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Seabirds in the Bay

Evidence of double-clutching by Brandt's Cormorants on Alcatraz Island, California. Benjamin L. Saenz and Julie A. Thayer, Western Birds 38:47-51, 2007.

An urban success story: breeding seabirds on Alcatraz Island, California, 1990–2002. Saenz, B.L., Thayer, J.A., Sydeman, W.J. & Hatch, D.A. 2006. Marine Ornithology 34: 43–49.

Double-crested Cormorant declines in San Francisco Bay. State of the Estuary Conference Poster. Meredith L. Elliott(1), Mark Rauzon(2), Jennifer E. Roth(1), and Kathy Hieb(3). (1)PRBO Conservation Science, (2)Laney College, (3) California Department of Fish and Game.

Using seabird long-term data for monitoring the state of the San Francisco Bay Estuary. State of the Estuary Conference Poster. Sara Acosta(1), Meredith L. Elliott(1), and Susan Euing(2). (1) PRBO Conservation Science, (2) U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Breeding Biology and Status of the California Least Tern at Alameda Point. Meredith L. Elliott, Rachel Hurt, and William Sydeman. 2007. Waterbirds Vol 30, No.3:317-454.