Partnership in the NBII Bird Conservation Node
The Institute for Bird Populations
(IBP) is dedicated to fostering a global approach to research and the
dissemination of information on changes in the abundance, distribution,
and ecology of bird populations. IBP operates a number of avian research
programs in North America and the Neotropics.
The results of the research are reported in various peer-reviewed
publications and reports. IBP created and coordinates the Monitoring
Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program,
a network consisting of nearly 450 mist netting and banding stations
distributed across North America and operated annually.
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. (Click this link to go
directly to the NBII/MAPS Web-based Query
Interface for MAPS Data). Previously these data have been published
only in IBP's peer-reviewed publication Bird Populations. This
avian demographics query interface includes the following components:
1. Regional between-year changes in adult population
size and productivity indices for 163 species from analyses of MAPS
banding data (1992-2006).
2. Regional annual adult apparent survival rate
estimates for 192 species from mark-recapture analyses of MAPS data
3. MAPS Station information:
- Geographic locations and operating history of 966
MAPS stations operated during the years 1989-2006.
- Brief habitat descriptions summarized from the MAPS
Habitat Structure Assessment data collected at each station. This
includes USGS National Vegetation Classification Standard classifications
of major habitat types to formation level. Further information on
the USGS - NPS National Vegetation Classification Standard (NVCS)
is available on the USGS
- NPS Vegetation Mapping Program home page.
4. Cumulative, composite breeding status of
each species captured, seen, or heard at each station during the years
IBP ensures that species names provided through the
web-based query interface conform to the taxonomic nomenclature provided
by the Integrated Taxonomic Information
5. Metadata. IBP has developed metadata records
for the MAPS database and geospatial data layers that are made available
electronically. Metadata records follow the format of the Biological
Data Profile of the FGDC
Metadata Content Standard. View the Metadata
for the NBII/MAPS Avian Demographics Query Interface.
The project was coordinated at The Institute for Bird
Populations by Phil Nott and
David F. DeSante and implemented by Nicole Michel and Danielle Kaschube.
IBP Contact details
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1346; Point Reyes Station,
CA 94956-1346; USA.
Shipping Address: 11435 State Route One, Suite 23; Point Reyes
Station, CA 94956; USA.
Telephone: (415) 663-1436 FAX: (415) 663-9482
Go to the NBII/MAPS Avian Demographics Query
Interface for MAPS Data.