Why Monitor Passerines
Research in the Park
Since the early 1990s, park scientists have worked with the Central Alaska Monitoring Network to collect data on songbirds in Denali. In combination with other park research, passerine monitoring is used to examine the effect of vegetation, weather, and climate change. The Denali team monitors passerines at least three times a year.
Hoekman ST and Lindberg MS. Point Transect Sampling for Monitoring Passerine Birds in Denali National Park and Preserve. Natural Resource Technical Report. NPS/CAKN/NRTR—2012/589. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado