Partnership: Texas Colonial Waterbird Society (TCWS)
A coalition working to monitor, promote research and inform management of colonial waterbird populations in Texas.
The TCWS meets once a year and meeting locations rotate around the Upper, Mid and Lower Coast regions. During even numbered years, TCWS holds a one day meeting. In odd numbered years a two day symposium is held.
- Provide an index to nesting colonial waterbird population trends through standardized regular surveys and censuses
- Stimulate interest and research
- Gain a better understanding of general life histories and distribution of colonial waterbirds
- Facilitate coordination and cooperation for colonial waterbird conservation by acting as a clearing house of information
- Encourage management of habitats for the benefit of colonial waterbirds.
TCWS Board Members include representatives from:
- Audubon Texas
- Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program
- Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
- Houston Audubon
- Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Center for Coastal Studies
- Texas A&M University – Kingsville
- Texas General Land Office
- Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
- U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service