Waterbird Monitoring Manual
For a continent-wide monitoring program to succeed it is essential that
methods be developed and agreed upon that are consistent and comparable.
The North American Waterbird Conservation
Plan calls for development of a set of standardized waterbird monitoring
methods to be developed for both population and habitat at multiple
geographic and temporal scales, As part of the conservation plan, a manual
of recommended standardized breeding season population monitoring
methodologies has been produced for use by resource agencies and NGOs, and
will be updated as methods are further improved and tested (see below for
link). The purpose of the monitoring manual is to provide guidance to
individuals developing new waterbird monitoring programs, or interested in
improving data comparability.
To view the "Breeding
Season Population Census Techniques for Seabirds and Colonial Waterbirds
Throughout North America" document, you need the Adobe Acrobatİ
Reader installed on your computer. A free copy of the Acrobatİ may be downloaded from
the Adobe Website.