Materials for MAPS Station Operators
Listed below are the materials for operation of MAPS
stations for the 2014 season, including our current
MAPS manual and all related forms. Most are available in Adobe
PDF format for download. Click on the name of the document to
If the document you want is not in downloadable format
or if you are unable to download a document and wish to have a form
sent to you in hard copy or via email you can contact Danielle Kaschube
Please visit the MAPSPROG
page for the MAPSPROG manual or the latest update to the program.
If you encounter any difficulties printing these materials,
please contact IBP's office at 415-663-1436 for assistance.
Download the complete MAPS Manual here:
Or download one of 3 major sections:
Manual - 2014 (2.0 MB)
I. Introduction through Station Registration pgs. 1-24
Mistnetting effort through the Collection and Recording of Banding data pgs.
The Summary of Mist-netting Results through Literature Cited pgs.
Banding Data Sheets: (these forms should be
printed with landscape orientation on legal (8.5X14") paper)
MAPS BANDING Sheet
MAPS UNBANDED Sheet
Sheet - 2014
side of MAPS Banding Sheets
Other Required Data Sheets:
Registration Form or Editiable version
Standard Net Opening
and Closing Times (SNOC) form
Summary of Mist-netting
Effort data sheet - 2014
Summary of Mist-netting
Results data sheet - 2014
Breeding Status List
Habitat Structure Assessment (HSA) materials:
Habitat Structure Assessment Manual
Download the complete HSA Manual here:
HSA Manual (through appendix 3) (1.9 MB)
Or download it in sections:
Manual (main text)
HSA Manual Figures: (Figures 1, 3, & 4 should be printed with landscape
1: Example MAPS Station Map
2: HSA Spatial Pattern Chart
3: HSA Cover and Pattern Exercise
4: HSA Example Form H1
HSA Manual Appendices: (Appendix 3 should be printed with landscape
1: NVCS Background
2: NVCS Formation Codes
3: Glossary of NVCS Terms
4: Eastern NVCS Alliance Codes
5: Central NVCS Alliance Codes
6: Western NVCS Alliance Codes
These pages are designed to help you navigate the habitat protocol.
The suggestions included on these helpful sheets come from you and are
designed to prevent the kind of errors commonly seen in the data.
for Collecting Habitat Structure Assessment Data.
HSA Forms: (these forms should be printed
with landscape orientation)
- Form H0 - 2014
- Form H1 - 2014
Four-letter 'Alpha' Codes for Bird Species
Feather Sampling Protocol: IBP, in collaboration
with the UCLA Center for Tropical
Research conducts feather-sampling during the breeding season for
a suite of target species. These samples contribute to the Neotropical
Migrant Conservation Genetics Project. Please click for the 2014 Feather
Avian Influenza Sampling:
IBP is not asking operators to collect cloacal swab samples during
the 2014 season.
Overview of the MAPS Program
An overview of the MAPS
Program's history, recent results, and future directions.
Empidonax Data Sheet
MAPS Banding Codes
summary - 2014 (optional)
MAPS Station Equipment
List - This document lists the suggested equipment necessary
to operate a MAPS station. Equipment
List of species in which males can develop brood
patches - This document lists those species included in the
Identification Guide to North American Birds Part I (Pyle 1997)
in which the male can develop a partial, incomplete, or complete brood
MAPS Chat: Our annual newsletter MAPS Chat provides useful and interesting articles for MAPS operators.
North American Banding Council Publications
- The North American Banders' Study Guide and The North American
Banders' Manual for Banding Passerines and Near-passerines can be
downloaded from the NABC
Peter Pyle's Identification Guide is available
for sale from Slate Creek Press:
Identification Guide to North American Birds Part I, First
Edition, by Peter Pyle. Pyle
Errata (100K - last updated January 2007)
Dan Froehlich's Photographic Companion can be
downloaded (pdf) here: Ageing North American
Landbirds by Molt Limits and Plumage Criteria, A Photographic
Companion to the Identification Guide to North American Birds, Part
1, by Dan Froehlich.
Peter Pyle's Instructions
for taking open-wing digital images (pdf) here: Taking
Open-wing Digital images.