Avian Use of Salt Ponds
The restoration of the South San Francisco Bay will transform approximately 15,000 acres of salt ponds into tidal marsh and other habitats to improve the physical, chemical, and biological health of the Bay. However, the salt ponds have become important wildlife habitat over the past 150 years. To inform adaptive management of important bird habitats, we study how bird use and distribution is related to the condition of these salt ponds.
Our partner for this project is the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and it is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.