Bird Doggin: the Woodcock's Decline: Because of the dramatic woodcock declines that have occurred over the past 29 years, USGS scientists, in partnership with biologists and cooperators from federal, state and private groups, will use radio-telemetry to assess woodcock survival on the birds' local breeding areas in five northeastern states this fall. The following spring, bird dogs will help scientists monitor and assess woodcock brood production on study areas. Contact: Dan McAuley; 207-581-3357; Dan_McAuley@usgs.gov. or Dennis Jorde; 301-497-5652; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frogwatch USA Launched: Frogwatch USA is a new long-term frog and toad
monitoring program designed to engage scientists and the public in amphibian
conservation. Volunteers and scientists from across the United States, Puerto
Rico, and the Virgin Islands can contribute to the Frogwatch USA effort by
periodically monitoring a convenient wetland site for calling frogs and toads.
After surveying the wetland, observers can submit their findings via the
Frogwatch USA Web site: http://www.mp2-pwrc.usgs.gov/frogwatch/. Developed by
the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Frogwatch USA is intended for the
study of frog and toad distributions, trends, and climate influences. The
program is also intended to promote public appreciation for the diversity of
frogs and toads, foster an understanding of the importance of wetlands in
changing landscapes, and provide an opportunity for the public to participate in
amphibian research while learn
Contact: Diane Noserale
United States Geological Survey