To collect contemporary data on the distribution, abundance and trends in abundance of Arctic-breeding shorebirds. Main gaps: No long term funding available to continue to conduct these surveys.
1998 to present. Surveys are conducted in Alaska and Canada when funds are available. To date, surveys have been conducted on the North Slope of Alaska and to a limited degree on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Selawik NWR, Alaska Maritime NWR and Alaska Peninsula/Becharoff NWR (all in 2002).
US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
PRISM committee, organized via the US Shorebird Conservation Plan Council, Susan Skagen, chair. Networks: Program for Regional and International Shorebird Monitoring (PRISM) (PRISM)