This document summarizes the stakeholder workshops and subsequent discussions. To facilitate readability and transfer of information, the document includes a number of topical chapters that collectively represents Strategic Bird Monitoring Guidelines for the northern Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, the guidelines contain: 1) an overview of core-values and fundamental bird monitoring objectives, 2) an overview of threats, challenges, conceptual models for priority species, and associated uncertainties for seven taxonomic groups (i.e., landbirds, marsh birds, raptors, seabirds, shorebirds, wading birds, and waterfowl), 3) an overview of avian health and physiological stressors, and 4) an overview of integration and data management challenges. Each chapter also identifies priority-monitoring activities and puts forth recommendations to facilitate decision-making and advance bird conservation across the northern Gulf of Mexico.
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