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Monitoring bird populations with Breeding Bird Survey and atlas data

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Edited by:
Yrjo Haila, Olli Jarvinen, Pertti Koskimies

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Abstract

The principal means of monitoring avian species in North America since 1966 is the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Nearly 2000 random roadside rouleS of 50 3-minule stops each are run once each summer by experienced observers. Two-year and 10ng-lerm population trends have been calculated for 250 of the more common species. We show how Breeding Bird Atlas dala for lWO periods of time can also be used to calculale population nends, and we compare atlas neRds with those from the BBS. If coverage is inlensive and consistent belWeen time periods, atlas dala may be useful for monitoring species that are not adequalely sampled by the BBS.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Monitoring bird populations with Breeding Bird Survey and atlas data
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
297
Last page:
304