San Diego Association of Governments
San Diego Management and Monitoring Program
Andrew Fisher; Loren Merrill
This survey protocol outlines the methods for conducting TRBL surveys across San Diego County in April and May 2021. A team of two surveyors will collect data using two different software packages-Ful26.77KB Tricolored Blackbird Habitat and Threat Assessment Protocol.docx
Goal: Protect, enhance, and restore Tricolored blackbird occupied and historically occupied habitat to create resilient, self-sustaining populations that provide for persistence over the long-term (>100 years).
Management units: 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11
Beginning in 2017, annually inspect suitable nesting habitat at current and historically occupied sites (see occurrence table) to determine management needs (including need for additional water) taking care not to disturb nesting tricolored blackbirds, and use a regional IMG monitoring protocol to collect covariate data on human activities and other threats to determine management needs.
|IMP-1||Conduct regional IMG monitoring protocol surveys to determine management needs (including need for additonal water) taking care not to disturb nesting tricolored blackbirds,||available for implementation||Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) Surveys|
|IMP-2||Based upon threat evaluation, determine if routine management or more intensive management is warranted.||available for implementation|
|IMP-3||Submit monitoring data and management recommendations to MSP web portal||available for implementation||Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) Surveys|
|Annual IMG monitoring of Tricolored Blackbird completed||2021|
|File name||Lead Author||Year||Type|
|2021 Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) Surveys Across Western San Diego County||Fisher, Andrew||2022||powerpoint presentation|
|Recording - March 2022 SDMMP Management and Monitoring Coordination Meeting||Fisher, Andrew; Merrill, Loren||2022||recording|
|Summary of 2021 SDMMP TRBL Surveys||AECOM||2022||report|