Suitable shorebird habitat is limited during the summer and fall as birds migrate south
post-breeding. Providing shallow water and mud flat habitat will benefit a variety of
shorebird species. Optimal conditions are created when water levels are slowly reduced
through evaporation, which allows for propagation of invertebrates (typically insect
larvae) used as food by shorebirds. Manipulation of vegetation, preferably through
rolling, creates open conditions required by this suite of birds as a means to detect and
avoid predators, and provides nutrient inputs for invertebrate production.
Additional NRCS practice information can be found here.
CSP Deadlines can be found on the state websites: