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Webinar #2

A Tool for Phenology Monitoring at Valle de Oro NWR


Valle de oro
Valle de Oro

Photo credit: LA Barnett

Photo credit: LA Barnett


Goals of project
Goals of Project

1. Track the ecological condition of plants and animals and their response to environmental and climatic change

2. Engage and inform a variety of groups around the Albuquerque area


Potential questions
Potential Questions

  • Does the number of birds change once wetlands are established?

  • Does phenology of plants and animals change from year to year?

  • Are any new species arriving at the refuge?

  • Do we see similar phenology at the refuge and other locations in Albuquerque?


Resources available to you:

  • NN/Valle de Oro webpage- usanpn.org/fws/vdo

  • Nature’s Notebook website- nn.usanpn.org

  • Q&A tab on google schedule

  • Email list of other volunteers

  • Email Erin or Jennifer


What are we seeing so far?

  • 4 visits to VdO

  • At least 5-6 volunteers have made it out for visits

  • Many more volunteers signed up for future visits

    THANK YOU!

    *Negative data is great!*


Outline
Outline

  • Scheduling

  • Site visits

  • Data recording/smartphone app

  • Field journaling/incidental observations

  • Data entry on website

  • Monthly meetings

  • Other questions and concerns


Scheduling
Scheduling

  • More detailed schedule with more sign-up times?

  • Smaller window of time to visit?

  • Set time to visit?


Site visits
Site Visits

  • Orientation with Jennifer at Refuge

    • Wednesday before 11am

    • Thursday before 1pm or at 4pm

    • Contact Jennifer for other options

  • More flagging at bird plots and on cottonwood trees


Data recording smartphone app
Data recording/smartphone app

  • Do we need the cover sheet?

  • If recording data on website, record 10 min stationary count for bird plots

  • New app coming out in a few weeks




Field journaling incidental observations
Field journaling/incidental observations

  • Comments field for other observations

  • Field journaling option-google doc?

  • Optional or required?


Data entry on website
Data entry on website

  • If using app, need to go back in to add cover page details

  • Any other issues with data entry?


Monthly meetings
Monthly meetings

  • Request for face-to-face meetings

  • Once a month? Meet again for next webinar?

  • Location?


Other questions or concerns?


What s next
What’s next?

  • Mid-February:

    • Next check-in

  • Mid-March:

    • Albuquerque visit

    • How to download data from our website and summarize information visually


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