San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Vertebrate Species
California Least Tern Predator Monitoring (Ternwatchers)

January 1, 2013

Project description

Volunteer-based predator monitoring program at the nesting sites in Mission Bay. Citizen scientists are trained to monitor nesting sites for predators from mid-April through late May, with the program concluding the end of September.


Project protocol

Name: No protocol available at this time


Project spatial boundary

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Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target species: California least tern

Target vegetation: dunes and coastal bluffs, salt marsh, vernal pools and alkali playa


Implementing entities

Main implementing entity: San Diego Audubon Society

Point of contact: Rebecca Schwartz

SDMMP lead: Annabelle Bernabe

Study lead: Rebecca Schwartz


Project funding agreements

Funding participants
Role Participants
funding source U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
funding source Environmental Mitigation Program

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