Mercury contamination and stable isotopes reveal variability in foraging ecology of generalist California gulls
Comparative reproductive biology of sympatric species: nest and chick survival of American avocets and black-necked stilts
Evaluation of Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) and Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) Nesting on Modified Islands at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California—2015 Annual Report
In order to address the 2008/10 NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion for operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System, the U.S.
This report serves as a data summary and coarse-scale assessment of waterbird and water quality monitoring efforts at Alviso, Eden Landing, Coyote Hills, Dumbarton, Mowry and Ravenswood pond complexes in the South San Francisco Bay.
The Critical Role of Islands for Waterbird Breeding and Foraging Habitat in Managed Ponds of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, South San Francisco Bay, California
The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project aims to restore 50–90 percent of former salt evaporation ponds into tidal marsh in South San Francisco Bay, California. However, large numbers of waterbirds use these ponds annually as nesting and foraging habitat.
Effects of Human Disturbance on Waterbird Nesting Effort and Reproductive Success at Restoration Pond SF2, South San Francisco Bay, California
Gull populations can severely limit the productivity of waterbirds. Relocating gull colonies may reduce their effects on nearby breeding waterbirds, but there are few examples of this management strategy.
Establishing baseline conditions to inform adaptive management of South San Francisco Bay salt ponds: A comparison of waterbird abundance from the 1980s to the 2000s
The 30,000 acres of wetlands within the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) provide critical habitat for over one million waterbirds annually (Page et al. 1999, Warnock et al. 2002). These wetlands consist largely of tidal marshes and open water ponds.
In 2005, PRBO Conservation Science led a multi-partner effort to develop standardized survey protocols and determine population size and trends for the endangered California Clapper Rail in the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Partners contributing to the standardized protocol dataset included the U.
The state and federally endangered California clapper rail (Rallus longirostris obsoletus) has declined in abundance and been reduced in range and now occupies fragmented intertidal saltmarsh only within San Francisco Bay.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s (SCVWD) Healthy Creeks and Ecosystems’ Environmental Enhancement Grant Program funded the planning and implementation of tidal marsh-upland transitional plant community restoration at former salt pond A6 (Figure 1 below).
Impact of Salt Ponds Restoration on California Gull Displacement and Predation on Breeding Waterbirds
The California Gull (Larus californicus) population in the South San Francisco Bay has increased from fewer to 200 breeding Gulls in 1982, to a peak of 52,172 in 2012. Specific to this study there were 46,030 breeding Gulls in 2010 and 37,716 breeding Gulls in 2011.
The South Bay Mercury Project: Using Biosentinels to Monitor Effects of Wetland Restoration for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project plans to convert 50-90% of the former salt evaporation ponds of South San Francisco Bay into tidal marsh habitat. This large-scale habitat restoration may change the distribution, bioavailability, and bioaccumulation of methylmercury.
The Pacific Coast population of the Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus, Snowy Plover) breeds along or near tidal waters and is behaviorally distinct from the interior population (Funk 2007).