Natural Resources Databases
Institute for Bird Populations' NBII / MAPS Avian Demographics Query Interface. Avian population, productivity and survivorship data and more from the MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) program.
North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). A cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Environment Canada's Canadian Wildlife Service to monitor the status and trends of North American bird populations.
Breeding Biology Research and Monitoring Database (BBIRD). A national, cooperative program that uses standardized field methodologies for studies of nesting success and habitat requirements of breeding birds.
Breeding Bird Census (BBC). Improving our understanding of changes in distribution and abundance patterns of avian communities. Data is based on individual study plots established within a single habitat type.
Avian Knowledge Network. An international organization of government and non-government institutions based at Cornell University focused on understanding the patterns and dynamics of bird populations across the Western Hemisphere.
Partners In Flight Species Assessment Database. Repository for biological information used and generated by the PIF Species Assessment Process, a peer-reviewed, scientific methodology for analyzing, evaluating, and categorizing information related to the conservation of birds.
Barrows, C. W., M. B. Swartz, W. L. Hodges, M. F. Allen, J. T. Rotenberry, B. L. Li, T. A. Scott, and X. W. Chen. 2005.A framework for monitoring multiple-species conservation plans. Journal of Wildlife Management(69):1333-1345.
Bart, J. 2005. Monitoring the abundance of bird populations. Auk 122.
Canterbury, G. E., T. E. Martin, D. R. Petit, L. J. Petit, and D. F. Bradford. 2000. Bird communities and habitat as ecological indicators of forest condition in regional monitoring. Conservation Biology(14):544-558.
Desante, D. F., K. M. Burton, J. F. Saracco, and B. L. Walker. 1995. Productivity indices and survival rate estimates from maps, a continent-wide programme of constant-effort mist-netting in North America. Journal of Applied Statistics(22):935-947.
Germaine, S. S., S. S. Rosenstock, R. E. Schweinsburg, and W. S. Richardson. 1998. Relationships among breeding birds, habitat, and residential development in greater Tucson, Arizona. Ecological Applications(8):680-691.
Ralph, C. J., S. Droege, and J. R. Sauer. 1995. Managing and monitoring birds using point counts: Standards and applications. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.
Williams, B. K., J. D. Nichols, and M. J. Conroy. 2002. Analysis and management of animal populations: modeling, estimation, and decision making. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.