May 19, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Type

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email.


In 1974, International Shorebird Survey (ISS) was launched as a Citizen Science project designed to gather information on shorebirds and the habitats they use, with dedicated and enthusiastic shore birders across the Western Hemisphere conducting surveys during migration. ISS has documented observations of more than 100 million shorebirds over 100,000+ surveys. Compiled data used by scientists and conservation partners have been fundamental for population size and trend analyses and formed the primary data source documenting wide-scale shorebird population declines. Lisa will talk about how ISS fits into Manomet’s work with shorebirds, some of its interesting history, how shorebird enthusiasts can contribute data, and how ISS data has been used in shorebird science and conservation.

Lisa Schibley joined the Shorebird Recovery Program at Manomet in 2008 and is currently the North American coordinator for the International Shorebird Survey, recruiting and engaging ISS volunteers, managing and developing the ISS database and visualization tools, and finding creative ways to tell shorebird stories using ISS data. Lisa holds an M.S. in Physics from the University of Arizona, and her background is in numerical analysis. As an enthusiastic birder living in Arizona, she coordinated the Tucson Christmas Bird Count and led field trips for the Tucson Audubon Society.  She currently leads trips for the South Shore Bird Club and other local groups and serves on the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee.