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Webinar #2. A Tool for Phenology Monitoring at Valle de Oro NWR. Valle de Oro. Photo credit: LA Barnett. Photo credit: LA Barnett. Goals of Project. 1. Track the ecological condition of plants and animals and their response to environmental and climatic change

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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?
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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
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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?
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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