In cooperation with the Nature Conservancy and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, our project will adapt and modify the Merlin Bird ID Mobile App and online mapping tools of the Habitat Network Citizen Science Program to provide growers with practical, easily-accessible, and grower-targeted information about bird ecology and management. Together, these outreach products will pair easy bird identification with a simple and intuitive tool for growers to map, simulate and predict the effects of various bird-management practices on their own farms. These electronic outreach efforts will be paired with more-traditional farm-walk, print, and video-media outreach efforts.
We recently published a series of outreach materials on identification, diet, and management of avian insectivores common on West Coast organic farms that are available online through eOrganic’s site here, here, and here. Previous pieces from the lab about IPM can be found here, here, here, and here.
Previous Outreach Activities:
Spotting Birds and Bugs on the Farm, October 7, 2017, Full Belly Farm, Guinda, CA
Costs and Benefits of Birds in Agro-Ecosystems, February 17, 2017, Pasco TRAC, Pasco, WA
Creating Bird Habitat in Agriculture, October 1, 2016, Full Belly Farm, Guinda, CA
Integrated Biological Pest Management Practices for Oregon Farms, August 23-24, 2016, Persephone Farm, Lebanon, OR