2016 NC Waterbird Management Committee & Partners Meeting

Hammocks Beach State Park
March 3, 2016


2015 NC Wildlife Action Plan, Taxa Team Evaluation Results for Waterbirds. Cindy Carr (NC Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator, NCWRC, Raleigh)

Factors affecting the interannual growth rates of Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) chicks in coastal NC. Amy Etherington and Steve Emslie (UNC – Wilmington)

Use of space by Great Egrets. John Brzorad (Lenoir-Rhyne University), Sara Schweitzer (NCWRC), Roland Kays (NCSU & NCMNS), Alan Maccarone (Friends University, Wichita, KS), Nellie Tsipoura (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ), & Michael Allen.

Wood Stork nesting population survey results, 2015, and pilot radio-tracking project. Sara Schweitzer (NCWRC), Larry Bryan (SREL, UGA), Roland Kays (NC Museum Natural Sciences & NCSU), and John Brzorad (Lenoir-Rhyne University)

Experimental surveys of roosting waterbirds at Rachel Carson NERR with an UAV. KC Bierlich, Dave Johnston, and Julian Dale (Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort)

Piping Plover nesting population survey results, 2015, and 2016 winter survey. Sara Schweitzer (NCWRC)

Hammocks Beach State Park 2015 Shorebird Nesting Season: Barrier Island Ecology and Non-Native Predator Interactions. ShayLea McAvay (University of Connecticut, Natural Resources: Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation)

2016 Corps Dredge Plan. Emily Hughes (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Hosting the 2016 Waterbird Society Meeting in New Bern – opportunities for highlighting the Carolinas. The Local Arrangements Committee (Sara Schweitzer, Annika Andersson, Edye Kornegay, Matthew Godfrey, Dave Allen, Lindsay Addison, Ted Simons, John Stanton, Scott Anderson, John Brzorad)