These are the definitions for the various categories used in the 2002-2003 Vertebrate Inventory of Whitman Mission National Historic Site.

Residency Categories

Breeder - Population reproduces in the park.

Resident - A significant population is maintained in the park for more than two months each year, but it is not known to breed there.

Migratory - Migratory species that occurs in park approximately two months or less each year and does not breed there.

Vagrant - Park is outside of species' usual range.

Unknown - Residency status in park is unknown.


Species Abundance Categories

Abundant - May be seen daily, in suitable habitat and season, and counted in relatively large numbers.

Common - May be seen daily, in suitable habitat and season, but not in large numbers.

Uncommon - Likely to be seen monthly in appropriate season and habitat. May be locally common.

Rare - Present, but usually seen only a few times each year.

Occasional - Occurs in the park at least once every few years, but not necessarily every year.

Unknown - Abundance unknown.

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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