2006 “Marshbird” Species Conservation Status Assessment
These are working documents to provide the justification for assigned factor scores. Species profiles are organized by taxonomic family, then alphabetical order. All are in PDF Format.

Here is the full Worksheet for Marshbird Status Assessment which shows interim results and documents revisions. (Excel Spreadsheet)


2002: The North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, Version 1 is published. Expert assessment of the conservation status of colonial and semi-colonial breeding
waterbirds is presented but assessment of solitary-nesting waterbirds (nicknamed “marshbirds”) is deferred.
January 2005: The Waterbird Conservation Council charges its Technical Services committee to complete the status assessment of marshbirds by January 2006.
July 2005: Solicitation to participate in marshbird status assessment process sent to compiled list of species experts and waterbirds network.
August 2005: First drafts of species profiles sent to selected species experts for review.
September 2005: Profiles edited based on comments, workshop arrangements finalized.
October 2005: Species profiles and summary tables circulated for broad review, and workshop held October 15 to calibrate and perform a second round of review.
November/December 2005: Comments on workshop output solicited until November 15 and incorporated into profiles and summary tables, finalizing assessment in most cases.
February 2006: Additional round of review for select species due to new information from Canadian partners.
March 2006: Finalization of marshbird status assessment.

Comments and Edits Log

The  List of Participants at the October 2005 Workshop includes contact information and interests for those who attended the calibration exercise. (Excel spreadsheet)

The following files track the comments received on species profiles and on the status assessment process, as well as the resulting edits:

Comments on Species Information, August 2005 – February 2006 (PDF format)

Comments on Assessment Process and Protocol, August 2005 – February 2006 (PDF format)