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Bird Conservancy of the Rockies - Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions


2018-01-08 06:00:00
Start Date
2014-10-01 05:00:00
End Date
2015-10-01 04:59:59


Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Mike Carter(Principal Investigator), 2018-01-08(creation), Bird Conservancy of the Rockies - Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions


The Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program is one of the largest breeding bird monitoring programs in North America. The program was developed in 2007 to address the need for a collaborative avian monitoring program that produces scientifically defensible estimates of bird distribution and abundance across various spatial scales. The program’s objectives were established following guidelines published by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative’s (NABCI) Monitoring Subcommittee for improving avian monitoring in North America. NABCI outlined four recommendations: (1) fully integrate monitoring into bird management and conservation practices; (2) coordinate monitoring programs among organizations and [...]


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The IMBCR program’s objectives are to: 1) provide a framework to integrate bird monitoring efforts across Bird Conservation Regions (BCR); 2) provide robust population density and occupancy estimates that account for incomplete detection and are comparable at different geographic extents; 3) use annual population estimates to monitor population trends and evaluate causes of population change; 4) provide basic habitat association data for most landbird species to address habitat management issues; 5) maintain a high-quality database that is accessible to all of our collaborators, as well as to the public over the Internet, in the form of raw and summarized data; and 6) generate decision support tools that help guide conservation efforts and provide a quantitative measure of conservation success.


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  • Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal

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