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Ontario 1981-1985

Methods


General Methods
Sampling & coverage of blocks

Ontario was divided into 100km x 100km blocks, each of which was further divided into 100 10km x 10km squares. The southern half of the province was sampled and mapped at the block level, while the northern half was sampled at the block level but mapped at the square level.


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Coordination of coverage
Management of this project was accomplished with the help of coordinators in 46 regions. See the List of Coordinators on the project site.

Breeding Evidence Codes
Code Code description  (see handbook for full description & use suggestions)
OB Category - Observed: not breeding evidence
X Species (male or female) observed in its breeding season with no evidence of breeding.
PO Category - possible breeding evidence
SH Species (male or female) observed in suitable nesting habitat during its breeding season.
SM Singing male present, or breeding calls heard, in suitable nesting habitat in breeding season.
PR Category - probable breeding evidence
P Pair observed in suitable nesting habitat during its breeding season.
T Permanent territory presumed through registration of territorial behavior (song, etc.) on at least 2 days, 7 days or more appart, at the same place.
D Courtship of display between a male and a female or 2 males, including courtship feeding or copulation.
V Visiting probable nest site.
A Agitated behavior or anxiety calls from adult.
B Brood patch or cloacal protuberance.
CO Category - confirmed evidence of breeding
N Nest building or excavation of a nest hole.
DD Distraction display or injury feigning.
NU Used nests or egg shells found. Must be carefully identified, if they are to be accepted.
FY Recently fledged young (of altricial species) incapable of sustained flight or downy young (of precocial species) restricted to the natal area by dependance on adults or limited mobility.
AE Adult leaving or entering nest sites in circumstances indicating occupied nest (including high nests, nest holes, or nest boxes, the content of which cannot be seen).
FS Adults with fecal sac or food for young.
NE Nest with egg(s).
NY Nest with young seen or heard.
Habitat Codes
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Where this information came from
Most of the information on this page is from the project's publication or Handbook (guide for field work).
U.S. Department of the Interior || U.S. Geological Survey || Patuxent Wildlife Research Center  Laurel, MD, USA 20708-4038
This site is: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba
Information contained in this application does not necessarily have the endorsement of USGS.
Contact: mwimer@usgs.gov

Last updated: Site - May 2014; Content - various, depending on atlas.
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