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NBII/MAPS AVIAN DEMOGRAPHICS QUERY INTERFACE FOR MAPS DATA
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Welcome to The Institute for Bird Populations' NBII / MAPS Home Page. The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) has become a partner with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) / Biological Resources Division (BRD) in the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) web-based electronic information network. This has allowed IBP to make available on-line the annual reports of the MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) program. From this page, you may click on any of the links below or on the left side of the page to query the following categories of information:

  • Adult Populations & Productivity - regional between-year changes in the numbers of adults and young captured and in the reproductive index (young/adult) from MAPS data.
  • Survivorship - regional annual adult apparent survival rate estimates from modified Cormack-Jolly-Seber mark-recapture analysis of MAPS data.
  • Station Information - location and years of operation of MAPS stations.
  • Habitat Information - basic habitat at the station and NVCS Formation Codes for the dominant and subdominant habitats.
  • Breeding Status - of each species captured, seen, or heard at each station.
  • Important Results - Information and downloadable publications outlining several important MAPS research projects useful to land managers and state representatives.

This page presents basic information about IBP and the MAPS program, maps showing the locations of MAPS regions and stations, and a graph displaying the growth of the MAPS Program during the years 1989-2003. For further information about the resources and information available through this interface, please visit The Institute for Bird Populations' NBII Information Page.

The Institute for Bird Populations is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) California nonprofit corporation dedicated to fostering a global approach to research and the dissemination of information on changes in the abundance, distribution, and ecology of bird populations. For further information on The Institute for Bird Populations please visit IBP's Home Page or download IBP's Brochure.

The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program was created by The Institute for Bird Populations in 1989 to assess and monitor the vital rates and population dynamics of over 150 species of North American landbirds in order to provide critical conservation and management information on their populations. The MAPS Program utilizes standardized constant-effort mist netting and banding at a continent-wide network of monitoring stations staffed by both professional biologists and highly trained volunteers. For further information on the MAPS program, please visit IBP's MAPS Program Page. For detailed information on the MAPS protocol, please review or download the MAPS Manual from IBP’s MAPS Materials page, where you can also download station registration and data forms.

MAPS Regions
MAPS Regions:  Map of the continental U.S. and Canada showing the eight MAPS Regions. AK = Alaska Region, B&AC = Boreal & Arctic Canada Region, NW = Northwest Region, SW = Southwest Region, NC = North-central Region, SC = South-central Region, NE = Northeast Region, SE = Southeast Region.


MAPS 1998 Station Locations
MAPS Station Locations:  Locations of the 873 MAPS stations that were operated one or more years between 1992-2003. Some of the larger "individual" squares can represent as many as 11 stations.


MAPS Regions
Growth of the MAPS Program:  The first three years (1989-1991) of MAPS was an IBP-sponsored feasibility study, during which time the program grew from 16 to 66 stations and the protocol became standardized. The sparse and incompletely standardized data from these three years are not included in the Adult Populations & Productivity or Survivorship data compilations on this NBII / MAPS web-site. Data from 1989-1991, however, are included in the Breeding Status data compilations. For more information about the history and protocol of the MAPS Program, please see the MAPS Overview.


Metadata: View the Metadata for the NBII/MAPS Avian Demographics Query Interface.


Acknowledgements: We thank Elizabeth Martin with the USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Program for her efforts in facilitating the development of this project


References:
DeSante, D.F., Burton, K.M, and Williams, O.E. 1993. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program second annual report (1990-1991). Bird Populations 1:68-97.

DeSante, D.F., and Burton, K.M. 1994. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program third annual report (1992). Bird Populations 2:62-89.

DeSante, D.F., Burton, K.M., and O'Grady, D.R. 1996. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program fourth and fifth annual report (1993 and 1994). Bird Populations 3:67-120.

DeSante, D.F., O'Grady, D.R, Burton, K.M., Velez, P., Froehlich, D., Feuss, E., Smith, H., and Ruhlen, E.D. 1998. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program sixth and seventh annual report (1995 and 1996). Bird Populations 4:69-122.

DeSante, D.F., and O'Grady, D.R. 2000. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program 1997 and 1998 report. Bird Populations 5:49-101.

DeSante, D.F., and Kaschube, D.R. 2006. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program 1999, 2000, and 2001 report. Bird Populations 7:31-97.

DeSante, D.F., and Kaschube, D.R. In press. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program 2002 and 2003 report. Bird Populations 8:xx-xx.


Cite this interface as:
Michel, N., DeSante, D.F., Kaschube, D.R., and Nott, M.P. 2006. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program Annual Reports, 1989-2003. NBII/MAPS Avian Demographics Query Interface. http://www.birdpop.org/nbii/NBIIHome.asp (December 2006).



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