Provide support to the 13 states of the Northeast region for fulfilling the bird monitoring component of their wildlife action plans.
Develop and implement a coordinated bird monitoring framework.
Identify management issues for which coordinated bird monitoring may serve as an evaluative tool.
Finish development of monitoring programs for species not well covered by any current program.
Develop a coordinated data management system through the Avian Knowledge Network, including access to data repositories for existing and new programs.
Provide a pilot project for establishment of coordinated bird monitoring programs in other regions.
Photo: Savannah Sparrow by USFWS