Regional analysis of population trajectories from the North American Breeding Bird Survey

OCLC: 44821381. A summary of present methods used to estimate population change from the BBS.
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Edited by: Andreas J. Helbig and Martin Flade


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The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) was started in 1966, and provides information on population change and distribution for most of the birds in North America. The geographic extent of the survey, and the logistical compromises needed to survey such a large area, present many challenges for estimation from BBS data. In this paper, we describe the survey and discuss some of the limitations of the survey design and implementation. Analysis of the survey has evolved over time as new statistical methods and insights into the analysis of count data are developed. Survey results and analysis tools for the BBS are now available over intemet; we present new methods that use generalized linear models for estimation of population change and empirical Bayes procedures for regional summaries.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Regional analysis of population trajectories from the North American Breeding Bird Survey
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher AULU-Verlag
Publisher location Wiebelsheim, Germany
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 402
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Bird numbers 1998: where monitoring and ecological research meet: proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) in Cottbus (Brandenburg), Germany, 23-31 March 1998.
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Last page 38
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