North American Breeding Bird Survey - Three Routes

OBJECTIVE/PURPOSE OF PROJECT:

The Breeding Bid Survey (BBS) is an international cooperative effort to monitor the status and population trends of North American landbirds. BBS data are collected by thousands of dedicated participants along thousands of randomly established routes throughout the continent. Professional BBS coordinators and data managers work closely with researchers and statisticians to compile and deliver population data and population trend analyses on more than 400 bird species, for use by land management agencies such as the Forest Service, other conservation managers, scientists, and the public.

METHODS OR TECHNIQUES USED:

Superior National Forest biologists completed three BBS routes on the forest: 50-071, 50-078, 50-045. Standard methodology is described at: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/participate/instructions.html. The routes consist of 50 three minute stops along a 25-mile route. The observer records birds heard and seen at each listening station. I estimated the partner contribution to process data for these three routes.

REALIZED/EXPECTED RESULTS:

The results contribute to the national database used to monitor bird populations. Results, including trend data, can be viewed at national, regional, State, and route-specific levels from the BBS website. The BBS routes provide information on several of our Regional Forester's Sensitive Species: olive-sided flycatcher, Connecticut warbler, bay-breasted warbler, and black-throated blue warbler.

CONTACT PERSON AND PHONE #:

Peg Robertsen, Wildlife Biologist, Tofte Ranger District, Tofte. 218-663-8601. probertsen@fs.fed.us

LINKS TO SITES:

http://www.mbr.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs

PRIMARY PARTNER LIST:

USDI USGS - Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

DESCRIPTION OF BENEFITS TO OTHER PROGRAM(S):

Monitoring accomplished for several TES bird species including bay-breasted warbler, Connecticut warbler, black-throated blue warbler and olive-sided flycatcher.





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