In 1974, Brian Harrington of Manomet organized the volunteer-based International Shorebird Survey (ISS). For more than 45 years, hundreds of shorebird enthusiasts have conducted over 100,000 ISS field surveys during spring and fall migrations to gather information on shorebirds and to contribute to scientists’ understanding of species populations and trends.
The information gathered through the ISS has proven pivotal to a wide range of shorebird endeavors across the hemisphere including national shorebird conservation plans, site nominations for the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, and recently the 3 Billion Birds project.
We invite you to join us for a webinar presentation “All about ISS” with Manomet’s Shorebird team and partners on June 16, 2020, at 6:30 PM. We will talk about the project, its history and future, how the data used, and share stories from the field. And since we are always looking to recruit shorebird enthusiasts, we will also answer questions about how to contribute: how to pick a site, how to survey, how to submit data.
Panel Participants will include:
Paul Smith, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 3 Billion Birds co-author
Brian Harrington, ISS Founder