Piping plover & Tern on-line data entry system

Shorebird cooperators that monitor Piping Plovers, Terns, Laughing Gulls and Black Skimmers can complete state census forms through a web portal.

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This system is design to be used by organizations and individuals who are working with MassWildlife to monitor coastal waterbirds in Massachusetts.  If you are a cooperator and do not already have an account, contact the NHESP for a login and password.

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Cooperators can log in to complete census forms for Piping Plovers and Terns, Laughing Gulls and Black Skimmers: https://piplodes.massaudubon.org/home.php 

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Major benefits of this system include:   

  • Increases efficiency of data submission by shorebird cooperators
  • Allows monitors throughout the state to submit census form data online via a structured submission process
  • Creates census form documentation for the state based on a normalized set of inputs, enabling standardized reporting and new analytics
  • Improves quality of quantitative and qualitative census data submitted by monitors on the census form and imported to the state database  
  • Facilitates the analysis of state-wide census data

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