|Hi. I'm Chan Robbins and I'd like to welcome you
to the North American Breeding Bird Survey training program.
As the founder of the BBS, I am pleased to have the opportunity
to tell you a little more about it and this training program.
The NABBS is a long-term, continental avian monitoring program
that was initiated in 1966 to track the status and trends of
North American bird populations. It provides trend data on more
than 400 bird species that are used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, the Canadian Wildlife Service, and others for setting
and achieving bird conservation goals. Thus, it is very important
that everyone understands and follows the methods prescribed
for participating in the BBS.
This website was developed to help accomplish this training
goal by supplementing the written instructions. It provides
general information about the BBS program, as well as, specific
instructions for conducting a Breeding Bird Survey.