Data Synthesis and High-resolution
Predictive Modeling of Marine Bird Spatial Distributions on the Pacific OCS
- Provide detailed information linking varying environmental and oceanographic conditions to seabirds
within the Pacific OCS and help define habitat characteristics and identify mechanisms that aggregate
Determining Offshore Use by Diving Marine Birds Using
Determine the occurrence and movement patterns south of New England to the Outer Banks of three diving
marine bird species with diverse life history strategies: the surf scoter, northern gannet and red-
Developing and Applying a Vulnerability Index for Scaling the Possible Adverse Effects
of Offshore Renewable Energy Projects on Seabirds on the Pacific OCS
- Increase BOEM’s understanding of the flight behavior of seabirds and provide a means to rank and
assess the vulnerability of specific seabird species on the Pacific OCS based on the habits and activities
of birds at sea.
Habitat Affinities and At-sea Ranging Behaviors among Main Hawaiian Island
- Increase BOEM’s understanding of at-sea habitat utilization and ranging behaviors for seabirds
breeding within the main Hawaiian Islands.
Offshore Avian Spatial Data into the USFWS Information, Planning and Conservation System
- Integrate seabird data collected on OCS into the USFWS Information, Planning, and Conservation (IPaC)
decision support system.
Statistical Modeling and Predictive Mapping of Seabird Distribution and Abundance on the Atlantic Outer
- Provide easily understandable information in the form of maps of distribution and abundance of birds
to aid offshore wind development siting decisions and reduce the risk of impacts to birds.
Tracking Offshore Occurrence of Common Terns and American Oystercatchers with VHF – extended to include
Roseate Terns and Piping Plovers
- Document movements between nesting sites and foraging areas of terns and oyster catchers, using a
new technology, as well as their movements when departing for fall migration, and to determine to what
extent they fly over federal waters where potential exists for future energy development projects. The
study is extended to include endangered Roseate Terns and threatened Piping Plovers.
Statistical Guidelines for Marine Avian Studies
- Evaluating the number of surveys required to determine species abundance for selected species on the Atlantic OCS.
Tracking Movements of Threatened Migratory rufa Red Knots in U.S. Atlantic Outer
Continental Shelf Waters
- Using nano-tag technology to track red knot migration along the Atlantic Coast
Year-round and Diel Patterns in Habitat-use of Seabirds off Oregon
- Study aimed at obtaining quantitative information on year-round, diurnal/nocturnal, and weather-
related patterns in movements, behaviors, residence time, and migration corridors for seabirds.