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Primary Articles

  • Swaisgood, R. R., L. A. Nordstrom, J. G. Schuetz, J. T. Boylan, J. J. Fournier, and B. Shemai (2017). A management experiment evaluating nest-site selection by beach-nesting birds. The Journal of Wildlife Management 82:192-201. – https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jwmg.21342
  • Patton, R. T., K. S. Goodenough, S. E. W. De La Cruz, H. Nevins, R. Cole, B. Bodenstein, V. Shearn-Bochsler, B. Collins, J. Beck, M. Sadowski, and J. Y. Takekawa (2017). Mass mortality attributed to Acanthocephaliasis at a Gull-Billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) colony in coastal California. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53:885-890. – http://www.jwildlifedis.org/doi/abs/10.7589/2016-11-258

General Articles


Reports

  • 2018 ——
  • Post, M. L., K. Murbӧck, G. Ibarguchi, L. Nordstrom, I. Vilchis, and R. Swaisgood (2018). Naval Base Coronado California Least Tern And Western Snowy Plover Monitoring, 2017. Unpublished report prepared for Naval Base Coronado under Cooperative Agreement with Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Fort Worth, TX. Agreement Number W9126G-17-2-0003. Prepared by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Escondido, CA. 
  • Wooten, T., R. Smith, G. Ibarguchi, A. Aguiar, I. Vilchis, and R. Swaisgood (2017). Status of Western Snowy Plovers Breeding at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, 2017. Report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA under Agreement Number N62473-15-2- 0002 Mod 2. Prepared by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA. 
  • Wooten, T., R. Smith, G. Ibarguchi, A. Aguiar, I. Vilchis, and R. Swaisgood (2017). Status of California Least Terns Breeding at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, 2017. Report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA under Agreement Number N62473-15-2- 0002 Mod 2. Prepared by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA. 
  • Ibarguchi, G., and M. L. Post (2018). Pilot studies of California Least Tern diet, foraging and chick provisioning at Naval Base Coronado – Rationale and summary of preliminary trials from the 2017 breeding season. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA. 21 pp.
  • 2017 ——
  • Oey, E. J., G. Ibarguchi, and I. Vilchis (2017). Determining Prey Variation of the Western Snowy Plover Across Multiple Sites Using Multidimensional Scaling (Charadrius nivosus nivosus): a pilot study of diet. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA. 
  • Ibarguchi, G., T. Ryan, L. Nguyen, C. Egger, and R. Griswold (2017). Habitat enhancement and monitoring for recovery of endangered California Least Terns (CLTE). Annual report for the Warne Family Endowment Fund and the Orange County Community Foundation (September 2017). San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA. 30 pp.
  • Smith, R., Wooten T., and Ibarguchi, G. (2017) 2017 Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern Summary Report, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Report prepared for USFWS. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA. 42 pp
  • Smith, R., Wooten T., and Ibarguchi, G. (2017) 2016 Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern Summary Report, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Report prepared for USFWS. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA. 42 pp
  • Murbӧck, K., M. L. Post, G. Ibarguchi, T. Ryan, L. Nordstrom, I. Vilchis, and R. Swaisgood (2017). Naval Base Coronado California Least Tern And Western Snowy Plover Monitoring, 2016. Report prepared for Naval Base Coronado under Cooperative Agreement with Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Fort Worth, TX. Agreement Number W9126G-14-2-0007. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA. 152 + appendices. 

  • 2016 ——
  • Ibarguchi, G., T. Wooten, and R. Smith (2016). Habitat Enhancement for California Least Terns, with benefits for Western Snowy Plovers: Recommendations for nesting beaches at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Report for MCBCP. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA.
  • Wooten, T., R. Smith, G. Ibarguchi, L. Nordstrom, I. Vilchis, and R. Swaisgood (2016). Status of California Least Terns Breeding at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, 2016. Report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA under Agreement Number N62473-15-2- 0002 Mod 1. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA. 159 pp with appendices. 
  • Wooten, T., R. Smith, G. Ibarguchi, L. Nordstrom, I. Vilchis, and R. Swaisgood (2016). Status of Western Snowy Plovers Breeding at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, 2016.Report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA, under Agreement Number N62473-15-2- 0002 Mod 1. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA. Page 85 + appendices
  • Boylan, J. T., K. Murbӧck, M. L. Post, T. Ryan, L. Nordstrom, and R. Swaisgood (2016). Naval Base Coronado California Least Tern And Western Snowy Plover Nest Monitoring, 2015. Unpublished report prepared for Naval Base Coronado under Cooperative Agreement with Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Fort Worth, TX, under Agreement Number W9126G-14-2-0007. 135 pp +appendices. 
  • Boylan, J. T., T. Wooten, R. Smith, L. Nordstrom, and R. Swaisgood (2016). Status of the California Least Tern Population Breeding at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, 2015. Unpublished report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA, under Agreement Number N62473-15-2-0002. Prepared by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. 69 pp + appendices
  • Boylan, J. T., T. Wooten, R. Smith, L. Nordstrom, and R. Swaisgood (2016). Status of the Western Snowy Plover Population Breeding at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, 2015. Unpublished report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA, under Agreement Number N62473-15-2-0002. Prepared by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. 60 pp + appendices.

  • 2015 ——
  • Boylan, J. T., E. Rice, K. Murbӧck, A. DiNuovo, T. Wooten, T. Ryan, L. Nordstrom, and R. Swaisgood (2015). Naval Base Coronado California Least Tern And Western Snowy Plover Nest Monitoring, 2014. Unpublished report prepared for Naval Base Coronado under Cooperative Agreement with Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Fort Worth, TX. Agreement Number W9126G-14-2-0007. 137 pp + appendices.
  • Boylan, J. T., K. Murbӧck, E. Rice, T. Wooten, A. DiNuovo, L. Nordstrom, and R. Swaisgood (2015). Status of the Western Snowy Plover Populations Breeding at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, 2014. Unpublished report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA, under Agreement Number N62473-13-2-4901. Prepared by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. 54 + appendices.
  • Boylan, J. T., K. Murbӧck, E. Rice, T. Wooten, A. DiNuovo, L. Nordstrom, and R. Swaisgood (2015). Status of the California Least Tern Populations Breeding at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, 2014. Unpublished report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA, under Agreement Number N62473-13-2-4901. Prepared by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. 73 pp + appendices.

  • 2014 ——
  • Fournier, J. J., M. Tobler, L. Nordstrom, and R. Swaisgood (2014). Status of the California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover Populations at Naval Base Coronado, 2013. Unpublished report prepared for Naval Base Coronado under Cooperative Agreement with Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA Agreement Number N62473-11-2-2302. 105 pp + appendices.
  • Fournier, J. J., M. Tobler, L. Nordstrom, and R. Swaisgood (2014). Status of the Western Snowy Plover Population Breeding at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, 2013. Unpublished report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA under Agreement Number N62473-13-2-4901.

  • 2013 ——
  • Fournier, J. J., M. Tobler, M. Owen, R. Swaisgood, and R. Switzer (2013). Status of the California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover Populations at Naval Base Coronado, 2012. Unpublished report prepared for Naval Base Coronado under Cooperative Agreement with Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA Agreement Number N62473-11-2-2302. 185 pp + appendices.
  • Fournier, J. J., M. Tobler, R. Swaisgood, and R. Switzer (2013). Status of the California Least Tern Population Breeding at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, 2012. Unpublished report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA under Agreement Number N62473-08-2-0007.

  • 2012 ——
  • Schuetz, J., J. J. Fournier, and R. Swaisgood (2012). Status of the Western Snowy Plover Populations Breeding at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton Naval Base, California, 2011. Unpublished report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA under Agreement Number N62473-08-2-007. 53 pp + appendices.
  • Schuetz, J., J. J. Fournier, and R. Swaisgood (2012). Status of the California Least Tern Populations Breeding at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton Naval Base, California, 2011. Unpublished report prepared for Department of the Navy, Environmental Core, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, CA under Agreement Number N62473-08-2-007. 54 pp + appendices.

Blogs

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Presentations

  • [S] = seminar; [P] = poster
  • 2018 ——-
  • 2018 – Pacific Seabird Group Meeting, La Paz, BCS, Mexico
    • Wooten T., Ibarguchi G., Smith R., Post M. L., Murbock K., Aguiar A., Nordstrom L., Vilchis I., Swaisgood R. An alternate method for estimating fledgling rates for California Least Terns [S]
    • Post M. L., Smith R., Ibarguchi G., Wooten T., Aguiar A., Vilchis I., Swaisgood R. Predicting California Least Tern chick survival using growth rates [S]
    • Ibarguchi G., Wooten T., Aguiar A., Smith R., Murbock K., Post M. L., Vilchis I., Swaisgood R. Insight into the ecology, population status, and long-term trends of California Least Terns in San Diego County. [S]
  • 2018 – Ingraham, M. and Ibarguchi, G. Conservation of California Least Terns. High Tech Elementary, San Diego, CA (Grade 2 class) [S]
  • 2018 – Ibarguchi. G. From ice and fire at the world’s end: heritage, ecology, and conservation of the Andean seedsnipes. SDZ Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA [S]
  • 2018 – Ibarguchi, G. Conserving our coastal species: California Least Terns and Western Snowy Plovers. Presentations for SDZ for AIP Human Dimensions and for Rookies for Recovery. SDZ Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA [S][S]
  • 2018- Ibarguchi. G. SDZ Terns and Plovers program updates. SDZ Institute for Conservation Research, and San Diego Zoo, CA, [S]
  • 2018 – Species Meetings [S]
    • Range-wide California Least Tern Meeting, CDFW, Newport Beach, CA 
      • Subsampling in large CLTE colonies
      • SDZ Team updates; mortality in 2017 at CLTE sites
    • Range-wide Western Snowy Plover Meeting, Arcata, CA
      • San Diego Zoo updates; banding and database

  • 2017 ——-
  • 2017 – Pacific Seabird Group Meeting, Tacoma, Washington
    • Ibarguchi G., Wooten T., Smith R., Murbock K., Post M. L., Vilchis I., Nordstrom L., Swaisgood R. Monster Niño: Observed and suspected cascading effects of recent environmental change on endangered California Least Terns and threatened Western Snowy Plovers in Southern California [S]
    • Wooten T., Ibarguchi G., Murbock K., Post M. L., Smith R., Aguiar A., Vilchis I., Nordstrom L., Swaisgood R. Recovery of endangered California Least Terns: Multi-decadal progress and challenges [S]
    • Post M. L., Smith R., Jones M., Ibarguchi G., Murbock K., Wooten T., Vilchis I., Nordstrom L., Swaisgood R. Unravelling mortality trends in two at-risk coastal dune breeding birds in Southern California [P]
  • 2017 – Oey E., Ibarguchi G., Vilchis I. Determining Prey Variation of the Western Snowy Plover Across Multiple Sites Using Multidimensional Scaling [P]
  • 2017 – Ibarguchi G. Conserving our coastal habitat: California Least Terns and Western Snowy Plovers. High Tech Elementary School, San Diego, CA. (Grade 2 class) [S] 
  • 2017 -Wooten T. California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover Program. Buena Vista Audubon, Oceanside, CA [S]
  • 2017 – Ibarguchi G. Harsh New Worlds: the Cryptic Story of the Enigmatic Andean Seedsnipe. Sea & Sage Audubon Lecture, Newport Beach, CA [S]
  • 2017 – Ibarguchi G. Coastal bird conservation: California Least Terns and Western Snowy Plovers. Presentation for San Diego Zoo Volunteers (Special event) [S]
  • 2017 – Ibarguchi G. Environmental change and conservation of California coastal birds. Ambrose University (guest lecture) [S]
  • 2017 – Species meetings [S]
    • Western Snowy Plover USFWS Meeting, Recovery Unit 6, Carlsbad, CA (Nov. 14)
      • Wooten T., Ibarguchi G., Aguiar A, Post M. L., Smith R., and SDZ Terns and Plovers team. Colour Banding in Recovery Unit 6 and Banding Database
      • Ibarguchi G. Swaisgood R., Oey E., Wooten T., and SDZ Terns and Plovers team. Updates on research activities (habitat management, plover diet, database, and website)
    • Range-wide Western Snowy Plover Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA (Jan. 18-19)
      • San Diego Zoo updates; banding and database
    • Range-wide California Least Tern Meeting, CDFW, Newport Beach, CA (Jan. 8)
      • Ibarguchi G., Murbock K., and San Diego Zoo Terns and Plovers team. Status, Productivity, Recovery Potential, and Knowledge Needs for California Least Tern Populations at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Naval Base Coronado
      • SDZ Team updates

  • 2016 ——
  • 2016 – Western Section, Wildlife Society Meeting, Pomona, CA
    • Boylan J., Murbock K., Wooten T., SmithR., Post M. L.,  Nordstrom L., Swaisgood R. Comparison of Methods to Estimate Fledging Rates for California Least Terns
  • 2016 – Species Meetings [S]
    • Recovery Unit 6 Meeting, Western Snowy Plovers, USFWS, Carlsbad, CA – SDZ Team and collaborators; updates
    • Range-wide Western Snowy Plover Meeting, Portland Zoo, OR – SDZ Team and collaborators; updates
    • Range-wide California Least Tern Meeting, CDFW, Newport Beach
      • Boylan J., Rice E., Murbock K. Overview of California Least Tern research and monitoring at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Naval Base Coronado

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