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Consultation into population boundary maps for aquatic birds in the Americas

Alex Fletcher, February 8, 2017

Hi everyone!

My name is Alex. I would like to invite everyone to participate in a project currently being carried out at Wetlands International. I have summarised it briefly here:

I am collaborating with Wetlands International in the preparation of population boundary maps for aquatic birds in the Americas. So far we have prepared draft maps for each distinct population for a number of aquatic species, and now we are at the stage where we can open up a consultation procedure, whereby we can distribute the maps to experts and specialists, who can in turn provide feedback by adjusting and correcting the maps where possible.

If anyone on this discussion board feels they may be able to offer a hand with even one of the species in this cunsultation, this will be of masssive help to us. At the foot of this post I will list the families that are represented. If you are interested in participating, please reply to this post and I will send the list of species for which draft maps have been prepared and explain a little more the process of altering and improving the maps.

We are working to a deadline here, so I invite you to declare your interest by "Friday 17th February".

Please respond directly to:

A big thankyou to all for taking the time to read this. I look forward to participating more on this site.

All the best,

Alex Fletcher

Species may contain more than one distinct population. These will be clearly labelled on the maps. The families represented in the maps are:

  • Threskiornithidae
  • Ardeidae
  • Laridae
  • Rallidae
  • Anatidae
  • Phalacrocoracidae
  • Jacanidae
  • Aramidae
  • Eurypygidae
  • Gaviidae
  • Gruidae
  • Pelecanidae
  • Phoenicopteridae
  • Podicipedidae