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    Author(s): Nadav Nur; Geoffrey R. Geupel
    Date: 1993
    Source: In: Finch, Deborah M.; Stangel, Peter W. (eds.). Status and management of neotropical migratory birds: September 21-25, 1992, Estes Park, Colorado. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-229. Fort Collins, Colo.: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service: 237-244
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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    Demographic processes (reproductive success, survival of young and adults, recruitment of young into the breeding population) are critical to monitoring and managing landbird populations. We discuss different techniques that have been used to monitor these demographic processes in landbird populations, focusing on constant-effort mist-netting (CEM). We assess whether CEM can provide valid measures of year-to-year variation in fecundity, by comparing fledgling production (determined from intensive nest-searching and -monitoring) with mist net captures of Hatching Year birds. In addition to assessing bias in capture and recapture of Wrentit adults, we consider whether estimates of adult survival obtained from mist net capture-recapture data are accurate.

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    Citation

    Nur, Nadav; Geupel, Geoffrey R. 1993. Evaluation of mist-netting, nest-searching and other methods for monitoring demographic processes in landbird populations. In: Finch, Deborah M.; Stangel, Peter W. (eds.). Status and management of neotropical migratory birds: September 21-25, 1992, Estes Park, Colorado. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-229. Fort Collins, Colo.: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service: 237-244

    Keywords

    Melospiza melodia, Chamaea fasciata, demographics, migratory birds, monitoring, netting, population dynamics, reproduction, survival, Point Reyes National Seashore, California

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