IBP collaborates with land managers
and researchers in government, academia, and elsewhere to put MAPS
data to use in understanding avian ecology and developing conservation
solutions. Below we feature selected collaborations that have contributed
to building the largest most geographically widespread landbird
mark-recapture database in North America.
Forest Service - MAPS monitoring has been implemented on many
national forests. We provide the results of 17 years (1992-2008)
of MAPS monitoring on six forests in USFS Pacific Northwest Region
of Defense - DoD have supported MAPS monitoring on DoD installations
since 1993 in partnership with DoD
Partners in Flight.
Park Service - providing long-term (since 1990) monitoring data
and analyses to Yosemite and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Fish and Wildlife Service - MAPS operates on a number of USFWS
properties throughout the continent.
Survey - USGS has provided funding for several small projects
including the development of the MAPS database query interface found
here which is soon to be updated
to include more recent data.
Monitoring and Research Organizations
Knowledge Network - The goal of the AKN
is to understand the patterns and dynamics of bird populations across
the Western Hemisphere
Reyes Bird Observatory - IBP collaborates
with PRBO to port the MAPS dataset to the Avian Knowledge Network.
Bird Observatory and Redwood
Sciences Laboratory - KBO, RSL and IBP (and other MAPS
operators) have combined datasets for the analysis of MAPS data
towards providing management guidelines and information on birds
and climate/weather for the Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center - IBP
in collaboration with Peter Marra of SMBC and the Betts
Forest Ecology Laboratory (Oregon State University) developed
a monitoring and research proposal to resolve Wood Thrush source-sink
dynamics in the Midwestern states.
Center for Tropical Studies - IBP have
collaborated with the CTS on a number of projects including feather
collection, avian influenza sampling, and West Nile Virus studies.
Bird Observatory - researching patterns
consistent with BergMann's Rule.
San Francisco State University - looking
for geographic range shift.
University of Oklahoma - resolving
Painted Bunting migration patterns.
For further information, please email
Phil Nott or phone (415)
An IBP representative can also be contacted
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