Government Contract | North Carolina
Biological Services Supporting Bird Conservation in Western N.C.

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000489287

Bid Title: Biological Services Supporting Bird Conservation in Western N.C.

Agency Bid No. Title: 17-GM021616

Received Date: 02/18/2016

Close Date: 03/01/2016

Purchase Type: 1 year term

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 02/23/2016 05:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:This project will support implementation of a suite of conservation efforts for Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) and other birds in western North Carolina. The work exceeds staff capacity for fieldwork and will support surveys and monitoring of raptors and passerines. Knowledge gained from this work will be used to improve habitat for American kestrels, barn owls, and passerines on public and private land. Peregrine falcon nest monitoring will support conservation efforts for this state listed endangered species. Work will be completed by a qualified contractor. Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) is a program of constant-effort mist netting that provides long-term data on landbird species from over 1,200 banding stations across North America that have operated for at least one year since 1989. Much like the Breeding Bird Survey, MAPS is a collaborative, large scale effort that allows participants to contribute to a statistically powerful dataset. MAPS data identify sex- and age-specific annual survivorship and recruitment, and the data provide estimates of annual productivity. Such data allow determination of the stage of the life cycle at which population limitation is occurring; for example, the breeding season or nonbreeding season. Identification of limiting factors is a desired product of Biological Planning in the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Operational Plan (AMJV 2015). MAPS stations are established in habitat that is fairly representative of the surrounding landscape and which has abundant forest edge and scrub habitat to increase captures. As such, four of the five active MAPS stations in western NC are located in early successional, shrub-scrub habitat amidst the larger forested landscape. Currently there are MAPS stations in Yancey (1), Cherokee (1), Haywood (1), and Macon (2) Counties. However, none of these stations are on NCWRC game lands, d e s p i t e t h e i r s u i t a b i l i t y f o r t h e p r o j e c t . Y e a r s o f p o i n t c o u n t s u r v e y s o n N C W R C s w e s t e r n g a m e l a n d s h a v e proven that these tracts are rich in bird abundance and diversity, a fact which draws birders and reflects the abundance of nesting and foraging habitat on managed game lands

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Product Code: 95897

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of North Carolina - Department of Wildlife Resources Commission

State: North Carolina

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Ginger Mangum Purchasing Division, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606

Phone: 919-707-0171




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