The INSTITUTE for BIRD POPULATIONS
MAPS: MONITORING AVIAN PRODUCTIVITY AND SURVIVORSHIP
MAPS Program banner photo

What is the MAPS Program?

The MAPS Program is a continent-wide collaborative effort among public agencies, non-governmental groups, and individuals to assist the conservation of birds and their habitats through demographic monitoring. Since 1989, more than 1,200 MAPS stations spread across nearly every state and Canadian province have collected more than 2 million bird capture records. MAPS data provide insights into important questions such as:

  • What factors drive avian population declines?
  • Where are problems most acute, on the breeding or non-breeding grounds?
  • What drives differences in trends between particular regions or habitats?
  • What is the relationship between population change and weather, climate, or habitat loss?
  • What can we do to reverse declines?

Most avian monitoring programs in effect today count or estimate numbers of birds to track changes in population size. Estimates of population trend are useful but limited in their capacity to reveal underlying causes of the trends. Demographic monitoring provides inferences about the life-stages of birds that may be most important in limiting population growth.

Why is MAPS Important?

Examining key demographic parameters -- often called vital rates -- especially productivity, recruitment, and survival, can enhance the effectiveness of conservation efforts so that limited conservation dollars can be directed at the life-cycle stage that actually limits the population.

How Does MAPS Work?

MAPS uses a standardized, constant-effort protocol with a system of fine mesh nets to capture birds during the summer nesting season. Stations are run by independent banders; state, federal or U.S. government personnel; or by IBP under contract. MAPS operators band the birds and collect information on their age, sex, body condition, and reproductive status. Captured birds are given a lightweight, numbered aluminum leg band and released unharmed. Subsequent recapture data provide information on survival, reproductive rates, and sometimes, movement patterns.

What have we learned from MAPS to date?

IBP and our collaborators have published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and hundreds of reports on the vital rates of landbirds, and their relationships to climate, habitat, land management actions and other environmental variables. Some of the most important findings are that:

  • Survival of adult and first year birds is often as or more important than productivity in driving population declines. This highlights the importance of wintering grounds and migration routes.
  • Conditions on wintering grounds and migration routes affect the survival rates and possibly reproductive success of birds the following summer, a phenomenon known as “carry-over effect.”
  • Weather, especially the amount and timing of precipitation, and the interaction of weather and habitat, greatly affect vital rates. Considerations of climate are crucial for conservation efforts.

New Directions and Developing Research - Climate Change and Migratory Connectivity

Protecting birds during all phases of their annual cycle is essential. Recent advances in rapid, inexpensive DNA sequencing, some of it using feathers collected at MAPS stations, have yielded great progress in linking breeding, migration, and wintering locales.

IBP is proud to be a part of the Bird Genoscape Project, an initiative to link the nesting and wintering areas, and the migration routes between them, for many Neotropical migratory species. The ultimate goal of the project, which is led by UCLA scientists Tom Smith and Kristen Ruegg and largely funded by the solar energy company First Solar, is to identify the times and places in a species’ annual life cycle where conservation is most needed.

Another advance has been in miniaturized GPS units, which gather precise location information throughout the year. New units can be used on birds as small as thrushes. These and other advances are helping researchers understand the linkages between nesting, migrating, and wintering sites.

Data from the MAPS program form the basis of much of our work assessing and predicting the effects of climate change on birds. For example, IBP scientists and colleagues determined that annual survival for Swainson's Thrush is strongly influenced by El Niño Southern Oscillation-related weather changes.

IBP scientists also published a study study on the relationships between rainfall, vegetation, and vital rates of native bird species on the Pacific island of Saipan. Remote tropical islands are of high conservation priority, as they often harbor range-restricted species with small populations. Understanding these relationships will help plan conservation efforts in these areas where the seasonal timing, extent, and variability of rainfall appears to be changing rapidly.

In 2014, IBP scientists and colleagues evaluated the vulnerability to climate change of 168 species that breed in the Sierra Nevada. Species associated with alpine, subalpine, and aquatic ecosystems were seen as most vulnerable, with foothill, sagebrush, and chaparral species less so (some may even increase or expand their ranges). These results can help land managers prioritize actions that benefit the most vulnerable species.

Photo Credits: Top of Page, Janet and Phil; Bottom of Page, Matt Stratmoen
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
COLLABORATIVE SCIENCE

Ecologists widely recognize the value of long-term monitoring, but rarely have the luxury of vast, meticulously curated data with which to work. The robust and geographically extensive MAPS and MoSI data sets can help answer diverse questions about avian ecology.

One recent collaboration, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed the impacts to bird survival rates from West Nile virus. Using 16 years of MAPS data, IBP scientists and colleagues discovered that West Nile virus is killing more birds than previously thought.

White-crowned Sparrow, one of the species revealed by MAPS data to have experienced persistent impacts to survival from West Nile virus (Photo: Kelly Colgan Azar).

Mapping Migration

Another recent project used over a thousand feather samples from MAPS, MoSI, and other bird banding stations to show how high-resolution genetic markers can be used to identify distinct populations of migratory birds during multiple phases of their annual migration cycle.

Connectivity map
Distinct subpopulations of Wilson’s Warbler (different colors) and migratory routes and timetables of spring migration, based in large part on feather samples collected at MAPS and MoSI stations (Figure courtesy of Kristen Ruegg et al. 2014).

Examples of ongoing research using MAPS data and led by non-IBP scientists working independently or in collaboration with IBP include:

  • Testing how urbanization affects bird behavior and morphology.
  • Investigating the effects of climate change on breeding phenology.
  • Comparing survival rates between Neotropical and temperate species.
  • Assessing use of riparian habitats by post-breeding birds.
  • Studying hybridization in Black-capped and Carolina chickadees.

How You Can Participate

Do you have a research question for which MAPS or MoSI data might prove useful? IBP is always looking for collaborative partnerships. For more information about the MAPS Program or a potential collaboration, please contact Steve Albert.

DONATE/SIGNUP to IBP
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Publications Authored by IBP Personnel

Albert, S., D. DeSante, R. Siegel, D. Kaschube, and J. Saracco. 2016. Monitoring landbirds in national parks: understanding populations, migratory connectivity, and climate change. Pages 11-17 in: S. Weber, editor. Engagement, Education, and Expectations — The Future of Parks and Protected Areas: Proceedings of the 2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Hancock, Michigan: George Wright Society. PDF

Albert, S.K., D.F. DeSante, D.R. Kaschube, and J.F. Saracco. 2016. MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) data provide inferences on demographic drivers of population trends for 158 species of North American landbirds. North American Bird Bander 41:133-140. PDF

Rushing, C.S., T.B. Ryder, A.L. Scarpignato, J.F. Saracco, and P.P. Marra. 2016. Using demographic attributes from long-term monitoring data to delineate population structure. The Journal of Applied Ecology 53:491–500. (For a copy of this publication, please contact Jim Saracco.)

Siegel, R.B., R. Taylor, J.F. Saracco, L. Helton, and S. Stock. 2016. GPS-tracking reveals non-breeding locations and apparent molt migration of a Black-headed Grosbeak. The Journal of Field Ornithology 87:196-203. (For a copy of this publication, please contact Rodney Siegel.)

George, T.L., R.J. Harrigan, J.A. LaManna, D.F. DeSante, J.F. Saracco, and T.B. Smith. 2015. Persistent impacts of West Nile virus on North American bird populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(46):14290–14294. PDF

Keller, D.C., P.R. Fresquez, L.A. Hansen, and D.R. Kaschube. 2015. Avian community composition in response to high explosive testing operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico. The Journal of Environmental Protection 6:1442-1453. PDF

Pyle, P., C.M. Godwin, and K.R. Foster. 2015. Identifying juvenile warblers: The fun really begins here. Birding 47(6):58-69. PDF

Rowan, E., R.B. Siegel, D.R. Kaschube, and S. Stock. 2014. North American longevity records for nine landbird species monitored at Yosemite National Park's MAPS stations. North American Bird Bander 39:153-159. PDF

Ruegg, K., E. Anderson, K. Paxton, V. Apkenas, S. Lao, R.B. Siegel, D.F. DeSante, F. Moore, and T. Smith. 2014. Mapping migration in a songbird using high-resolution genetic markers. Molecular Ecology 23:5726–5739. PDF

Rushing, C.S., T.B. Ryder, J. Saracco, and P.P. Marra. 2014. Assessing migratory connectivity for a long-distance migratory bird using multiple intrinsic data sources. Ecological Applications 24:445-456. PDF

Rundel, C.W., M.B. Wunder, A.H. Alvarado, K.C. Ruegg, R. Harrington, A. Schuh, J.F. Kelly, R.B. Siegel, D.F. DeSante, T.B. Smith, and J. Novembre. 2013. Novel statistical methods for integrating genetic and stable isotope data to infer individual-level migratory connectivity. Molecular Ecology 22:4163-4176. PDF

LaManna, J.A., T.L. George, J.F. Saracco, M.P. Nott, and D.F. DeSante. 2012. El Niño-Southern Oscillation influences annual survival of a migratory songbird at a regional scale. The Auk 129:734-743. PDF

Saracco, J.F., J.A. Royle, D.F. DeSante, and B. Gardner. 2012. Spatial modeling of survival and residency and application to the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship Program. The Journal of Ornithology 152 (Supplement 2):S469-S476. PDF

De la Hera, I., D.F. DeSante, and B. Mila. 2011. Feather growth rate and mass in Nearctic passerines with variable migratory behavior and molt pattern. The Auk 129:222-230. PDF

Fuller, T., S. Saatchi, E. Curd, E. Toffelmier, H. Thomassen, W. Buermann, D.F. DeSante, M.P. Nott, J.F. Saracco, C.J. Ralph, J. Pollinger, J. Alexander, and T.B. Smith. 2010. Mapping the risk of avian influenza in wild birds in the U.S. BMC Infectious Diseases 10:187. PDF

Saracco, J.F., J.A. Royle, D.F. DeSante, and B. Gardner. 2010. Modeling spatial variation in avian survival and residency probabilities. Ecology 91:1885-1891. PDF

Stock S.L., R.B. Siegel, and D.R. Kaschube. 2010. Declines in Yosemite’s bird populations. Pages 117-124 in: S. Weber, editor. Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2009 George Wright Society Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. PDF

DeSante, D.F., and D.R. Kaschube. 2009. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program 2004, 2005, and 2006 report. Bird Populations 9:86-169. PDF

DeSante, D.F., and J.F. Saracco. 2009. Power of the MAPS Program to detect differences and trends in survival and a vision for program expansion. Bird Populations 9:42-75. PDF

DeSante, D.F., D.R. Kaschube, J.F. Saracco, and J.E. Hines. 2009. Power to detect differences and trends in apparent survival rates. Bird Populations 9:29-41. PDF

Robinson, R.A., R. Julliard, and J.F. Saracco. 2009. Constant effort: styudying avian population processes through standardised ringing. Ringing and Migration 24:199-204. PDF

Saracco, J.F., D.F. DeSante, M.P. Nott, and D.R. Kaschube. 2009. Using the MAPS and MoSI Programs to monitor landbirds and inform conservation. Pages 651-658 in: T.D. Rich, C.D. Thompson, D. Demarest, and C. Arizmendi, editors. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics. University of Texas-Pan American Press. PDF

Saracco, J.F., D.F. DeSante, M.P. Nott, W.M. Hochachka, S. Kelling, and D. Fink. 2009. Integrated bird monitoring and the Avian Knowledge Network: using multiple data resources to understand spatial variation in demographic processes and abundance. Pages 659-661 in: T.D. Rich, C.D. Thompson, D. Demarest, and C. Arizmendi, editors. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics. University of Texas-Pan American Press. PDF

Saracco, J.F., D.F. DeSante, and D.R. Kaschube. 2008. Assessing landbird monitoring programs and demographic causes of population trends. The Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1665-1673. PDF

Siegel, R.B., R.L. Wilkerson, and D.F. DeSante. 2008. Extirpation of the Willow Flycatcher from Yosemite National Park. Western Birds 39:8-21. PDF

DeSante, D.F., and D.R. Kaschube. 2007. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program 2002 and 2003 report. Bird Populations 8:46-115. PDF

DeSante, D.F., and D.R. Kaschube. 2006. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program 1999, 2000, and 2001 report. Bird Populations 7:23-89. PDF

DeSante, D.F. 2005. Suggestions for planning a migration-monitoring network based on the experience of establishing and operating the MAPS Program. In: C.J. Ralph and E.H. Dunn, editors. Using Mist Nets to Monitor Bird Populations. U.S.D.A. Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-191. PDF

DeSante, D.F., M.P. Nott, and D.R. Kaschube. 2005. Monitoring, modeling, and management: why base avian monitoring on vital rates and how should it be done? Pages 795-804 in: C.J. Ralph and T.D. Rich, editors. Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas. U.S.D.A. Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-191. PDF

Burton, K.M., and D.F. Desante. 2004. Effects of mist-netting frequency on capture rates at MAPS stations. Studies in Avian Biology 29:7-11. PDF

DeSante, D.F., J.F. Saracco, D.R. O’Grady, K.M. Burton, and B.L. Walker. 2004. Some methodological considerations of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship Program. In: C.J. Ralph and E.H. Dunn, editors. Using Mist Nets to Monitor Bird Populations. Studies in Avian Biology 29:28-45.

Froehlich, D. 2003. Ageing North American landbirds by molt limits and plumage criteria: a photographic companion guide to the Identification Guide to North American Birds, Part I. Slate Creek Press, Bolinas, CA. PDF

Donovan, T.M., C.J. Beardmore, D.N. Bonter, J.D. Brawn, R.J.Cooper, J.A. Fitzgerald, R. Ford, S.A. Gauthreaux, T.L. George, W.C. Hunter, T.E. Martin, J. Price, K.V. Rosenberg, P.D. Vickery, and T.B. Wigley. 2002. Priority research needs for the conservation of Neotropical migrant landbirds. The Journal of Field Ornithology 73:329-450. PDF

Nott M.P., and D.F. DeSante. 2002. Demographic monitoring and the identification of transients in mark-recapture models. In: J.M. Scott, P.J. Heglund, M. Morrison, M. Raphael, J. Haufler, B. Wall, editors. Predicting Species Occurrences: Issues of Scale and Accuracy. Island Press. Covello, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., D.F. DeSante, R.B. Siegel, and P. Pyle. 2002. Influences of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation and the North Atlantic Oscillation on avian productivity in forests of the Pacific Northwest of North America. Global Ecology and Biogeography 11:333-342. PDF

DeSante, D.F., M.P. Nott, and D.R. O'Grady. 2001. Identifying the proximate demographic cause(s) of population change by modeling spatial variation in productivity, survivorship, and population trends. Ardea 89:185-208. PDF

Siegel, R.B., M.P. Nott, and D.F. DeSante. 2001. Using point counts to establish conservation priorities: how many visits are optimal? The Journal of Field Ornithology 72:228-235. PDF

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

Burton, K.M., and D.F. DeSante. 1999. Volunteers and training in MAPS. In: R. Bonney, D.N. Pashley, R.J. Cooper, and L. Niles, editors. Strategies for Bird Conservation: The Partners in Flight Planning Process. Cornell Lab of Ornithology. PDF

DeSante, D.F. 1999. Patterns of productivity and survivorship from the MAPS Program. In: R. Bonney, D.N. Pashley, R.J. Cooper, and L. Niles, editors. Strategies for Bird Conservation: The Partners in Flight Planning Process. Cornell Lab of Ornithology. PDF

DeSante, D.F., D.R. O'Grady, and P. Pyle. 1999. Measures of productivity and survival derived from standardised mist-netting are consistent with observed population changes. Bird Study 46 (suppl.): S178-188. PDF

Rosenberg, D.K., D.F. DeSante, and J.E. Hines. 1999. Monitoring survival rates of landbirds at varying spatial scales: an application of the MAPS Program. Pages 178-184 in: Strategies for Bird Conservation: the Partners in Flight Planning Process. Proceedings of the 3rd Partners in Flight Workshop. October 1-5, 1995, Cape May, NJ. PDF

Buckley, P.A., C.M. Francis, P. Blancher, D.F. Desante, C.S. Robbins, G. Smith, and P. Cannell. 1998. The North American bird banding program: into the 21st Century. The Journal of Field Ornithology 69:511-692. PDF

DeSante, D.F., and D.K. Rosenberg. 1998. What do we need to monitor in order to manage landbirds? Pages 93-106 in: J.M. Marzluff, and R. Sallabanks, editors. Avian Conservation: Research and Management. Island Press, Washington, D.C. PDF

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

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

Ralph, C.J., G.R. Geupel; P. Pyle, T.E. Martin, D.F. DeSante, and B. Milá. 1996. Manual de métodos de campo para el monitoreo de aves terrestres. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-159. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. PDF

DeSante, D.F. 1995. Suggestions for future directions for studies of marked migratory landbirds from the perspective of a practitioner in population management and conservation. The Journal of Applied Statistics 22:949-965. (Abstract only) PDF

DeSante, D.F., K.M. Burton, J.F., Saracco, and B.L. Walker. 1995. Productivity indices and survival-rate estimates from MAPS, a continent-wide programme of constant-effort mist-netting in North America. The Journal of Applied Statistics 22:935-947. (Abstract only) PDF

DeSante, D.F., and T.L. George. 1994. Population trends in the landbirds of western North America. Pages 173-190 in: J.R. Jehl and N.K. Johnson, editors. A Century of Avifaunal Change in Western North America. Studies in Avian Biology No. 15. PDF

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

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

Ralph, C.J.. G. Geupel, P. Pyle, T.E. Martin, and D.F. DeSante. 1993. Handbook of field methods for monitoring landbirds. U.S.D.A. Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-144. PDF

DeSante, D.F. 1992. Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS): A sharp, rather than blunt, tool for monitoring and assessing landbird populations. Pages 511-521 in: D.R. McCullough and R.H. Barrett, editors. Wildlife 2001: Populations. Elsevier Applied Science, London, UK. PDF

Pyle, P., S.N.G. Howell, R.P. Yunick, and D.F. DeSante. 1987. Identification Guide to North American Passerines. Slate Creek Press, Bolinas, CA.

Peer-reviewed Publications by Other Researchers

Ryu, H.Y., K.T. Shoemaker, É. Kneip, A.M. Pidgeon, P.J. Heglund, B.L. Bateman, W.E. Thogmartin, and H.R. Akçakaya. 2016. Developing population models with data from marked individuals. Biological Conservation 197:190–199.

Senda, M., N. Nakamura, and K. Ozaki. 2016. Annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Fukushima, Japan (2012 to 2015). The Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology 47:140-155. (In Japanese with abstract and tables in English). PDF

Brown, L.M., and C.H. Graham. 2015. Demography, traits and vulnerability to urbanization: can we make generalizations? The Journal of Applied Ecology 52:1455–1464. PDF

Su, M.R., and R.S. Lin. 2015. Sexing, aging and molt patterns of White-tailed Robin Cinclidium leucurum monti. The Taiwan Journal of Biodiversity 17:287-300. (In Chinese with English abstract) PDF

Hsu, T.C., and H.J. Shiu. 2014. A comparison of bird point count and mist netting used in a lowland shrub in southern Taiwan. The Taiwan Journal of Biodiversity 16:51-61. (In Chinese with English abstract) PDF

Yang, C.Y., S.P. Yo, and R.S. Lin. 2014. Estimation of survival rate for Alcippe morrisonia, Alcippe brunnea, Stachyris ruficeps, and Pomatorhinus ruficollis by using capture-recapture method. M.S. Thesis, Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan. PDF

Lin, R.S., C.Y. Yang, Y.W. Mei, and H.Y. Sung. 2013. Preliminary investigation of the prevalence of avian pox-like lesions in resident passerines in Taiwan. The Taiwan Journal of Biodiversity 15:219-231. (In Chinese with English abstract) PDF

Wolfe, J.D., E.I. Johnson, P.C. Stouffer, F. Owens, E. Deleon, E. Liffmann, K. Brzeski, S. Utley, D. Mooney, C. Coco, and G. Grandy. 2013. Annual survival of birds captured in a habitat island bordered by the urban matrix of Baton Rouge, LA. The Southeastern Naturalist 12:492-499. PDF

Akresh, M.E., K. Dinse, J. Foufopoulos, S.C. Schubel, and T. Kowalczyk. 2009. Passerine breeding and post-fledgling habitat use in riparian and upland temperate forests of the American Midwest. The Condor 111:756-762. PDF

Jennings, S., T. Gardali, N.E. Seavy, and G.R. Geupel. 2009. Effects of mist netting on reproductive performance of Wrentits and Song Sparrows in central coastal California. The Condor 111:488–496. PDF

Alexander, J.D., C.J. Ralph, K. Hollinger, and B. Hogoboom. 2004. Using a wide-scale landbird monitoring network to determine landbird distribution and productivity in the Klamath-Siskiyou region. Pages 33-41 in: K.L. Mergenthaler, J.E. Williams, and J. Jules, editors. Proceedings of the Second Conference on Klamath-Siskiyou Ecology, Klamath Falls, OR. PDF

Donnelly, R., and J.M. Marzluff. 2003. Importance of reserve size and landscape context to urban bird conservation. Conservation Biology 18:734-745. PDF

Bart, J., C. Kepler, P. Sykes, and C. Boceti. 1999. Evaluation of mist-net sampling as an index to productivity in Kirtland's Warblers. The Auk 116:1147-1151. PDF

Tautin, J., L. Metras, and G. Smith. 1999. Large-scale studies of marked birds in North America. Bird Study 46:S271-S278. PDF

Other Publications and Reports

Gahbauer, M.A., S. Duval, and D. Davey. 2016. McGill Bird Observatory ten-year report 2005-2014. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Available at http://www.oommbo.org/results/reports/.

Kaschube, D.R., S. Albert, L. Helton, and R. Taylor. 2016. The 2015 Annual Report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., K.M. Burton, P. Velez, D. Froehlich, and D.R. Kaschube. 2015. MAPS Manual: 2015 Protocol. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Gahbauer, M. 2015. McGill Bird Observatory annual program report 2014. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Helton, L.W., R.B. Siegel, D.R. Kaschube, and S. Stock. 2015. The 2014 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Yosemite National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Su, M.R., J.H. Chen, S.S. Chen, H.I. Syu, D.S. Hu, L.L. Wu, Y.Z. Cai, S.H. Wu, P.J. Lin, G.J. Hong, J.L. Lai, and R.S. Lin. 2015. The 2014 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Taiwan. The Endemic Species Research Institute, Nantou, Taiwan. (In Chinese with English abstract) PDF

Su, M.R., J.H. Chen, S.S. Chen, H.I. Syu, D.S. Hu, L.L. Wu, Y.Z. Cai, S.H. Wu, P.J. Lin, J.L. Lai, and R.S. Lin. 2015. The 2015 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Taiwan. The Endemic Species Research Institute, Nantou, Taiwan. (In Chinese with English abstract) PDF

Corcoran, R., C. Trussell, and R. MacIntosh. 2014. Monitoring avian productivity and survivorship on Kodiak Island, Alaska, 2010-2014. Refuge report no. 2014.7, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kodiak, AK. PDF

Rowan, E., R.B. Siegel, D.R. Kaschube, and S. Stock. 2014. The 2013 Annual Report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Yosemite National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Song, S.Y., J.H. Chen, S.S. Chen, M.R. Su, H.I. Syu, D.S. Hu, L.L. Wu, Y.Z. Cai, R.C. Jhang, S.H. Wu, and R.S. Lin. 2014. The 2013 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Taiwan. The Endemic Species Research Institute, Nantou, Taiwan. (In Chinese with English abstract) PDF

Gahbauer, M.A. 2013. McGill Bird Observatory annual program report 2013. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Rowan, E.R., D.R. Kaschube, R.B. Siegel, and S. Stock. 2013. The 2012 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Yosemite National Park. Report to Yosemite National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Song, S.Y., J.H. Chen, S.S. Chen, M.R. Su, H.I. Syu, D.S. Hu, L.L. Wu, Y.Z. Cai, R.C. Jhang, Z.C. Syu, and R.S. Lin. 2013. The 2012 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Taiwan. The Endemic Species Research Institute, Nantou, Taiwan. (In Chinese with English abstract) PDF

Gahbauer, M.A. 2012. McGill Bird Observatory annual program report 2012. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Siegel, R.B., and D.R. Kaschube. 2012. Evaluating the capacity of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survival (MAPS) and Monitoreo de Sobrevivencia Invernal (MoSI) Programs to monitor hummingbird populations. Report to the Hummingbird Monitoring Network. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Siegel, R.B., and D.R. Kaschube. 2012. Landbird monitoring results from the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in the Sierra Nevada. Report to U.S.D.A. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Siegel, R.B., J.F. Saracco, R.L. Wilkerson, and S. Stock. 2012. Long-term demographics of Yosemite’s songbirds: an analysis of data from the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Yosemite National Park. Report to Yosemite National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Song, S.Y., J.H. Chen, S.S. Chen, M.R. Su, H.I. Syu, D.S. Hu, L.L. Wu, Y.Z. Cai, C.H. Ou-yang, Y.R. Cheng, and R.S. Lin. 2012. The 2011 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Taiwan. The Endemic Species Research Institute, Nantou, Taiwan. (In Chinese with English abstract) PDF

Gahbauer, M. and G. Gruner. 2011. McGill Bird Observatory fall migration monitoring program, 2010 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Gahbauer, M.A. 2011. McGill Bird Observatory annual program report 2011. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Kaschube, D.R., R.B. Siegel, and S. Stock. 2011. The 2010 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Yosemite National Park. Report to Yosemite National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Nott, M.P. 2011. Analyzing Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) landbird monitoring data using VIZBAND (V. 1.0): a guide to interpreting MAPS data visualizations and tabulations. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Nott, M.P. 2011. Mapping landbird diversity and populations performance metrics across the Midwest landscape: an analysis of long-term Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) data. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P. 2011. Modeling Midwest landbird population responses to multiple-scale land cover attributes using constant effort mist-netting data. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Gahbauer, M.A. 2010. McGill Bird Observatory five-year report 2005-2009. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Nott, M.P., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2010. The 2009 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Siegel, R.B., P. Pyle, D.R. Kaschube, and S. Stock. 2010. The 2009 annual report of the MAPS Program in Yosemite National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Gahbauer, M.A., and A.R. Hudson. 2009. McGill Bird Observatory fall migration monitoring program, 2009 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Hudson, A.R., and M.A. Gahbauer. 2009. McGill Bird Observatory spring migration monitoring program, 2009 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Nott, M.P., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2009. The 2008 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Bragg. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2009. The 2009 Report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Leonard Wood. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2009. The 2009 Report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Texas Army National Guard Installations Camp Swift and Camp Bowie. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Nott, M.P., Pyle, P., and D.R., Kaschube. 2009. The 2008 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at Naval Information Operations Command, Sugar Grove, West Virginia, and U.S.D.A. Forest Service George Washington National Forest, West Virginia. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., Pyle, P., and D.R., Kaschube. 2009. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at Naval Air Station Brunswick and Redington Training Facility, Maine. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Siegel, R.B., J.F. Saracco, and D.R. Kaschube. 2009. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Kings Canyon National Park: 1991-2008. Report to Kings Canyon National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Frei, B., and A.R. Hudson. 2008. McGill Bird Observatory fall migration monitoring program, 2008 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Haseltine, S.D., P.R. Schmidt, B.D. Bales, D.N. Bonter, D.F. DeSante, P.F. Doherty, C.M. Francis, P.T. Green, L.A. Howes, D.L. James, J.J. Lamont, R.A. Lancia, E.I. Paul, C.J. Ralph, J.G. Rogers, and R.E. Young. 2008. Report of the Federal Advisory Committee on the Bird Banding Laboratory. U.S.G.S. Circular 1320.

Hudson, A.R. 2008. McGill Bird Observatory spring migration monitoring program, 2008 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Nott, M.P., and M.K. Chambers. 2008. Monitoring, modeling, and managing landbird populations on Department of Defense lands. Web-based management decision-support tools for Department of Defense Installation land managers. Report to the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Office. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Nott, M.P., K. Gordon, D.R. Kaschube, and T. Morris. 2008. Landbird demographic monitoring in Virginia: an analysis of historical MAPS data in Virginia and surrounding region. A report to the State of Virginia, Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, Richmond, VA. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2008. The 2007 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Bragg. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2008. The 2007 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Leonard Wood. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., Pyle, P., and D.R. Kaschube. 2008. The 2008 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Leonard Wood. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., Pyle, P., and D.R., Kaschube. 2008. The 2007 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at Naval Air Station Brunswick and Redington Training Facility. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., Pyle, P., and D.R., Kaschube. 2008. The 2007 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at Naval Information Operations Command, Sugar Grove, West Virginia, and U.S.D.A. Forest Service George Washington National Forest, West Virginia. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, P., P. Pyle, and D. Kaschube. 2008. The 2007 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Texas Army National Guard installations Camp Bowie and Camp Swift. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, P., P. Pyle, and D. Kaschube. 2008. The 2008 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Texas Army National Guard installations Camp Bowie and Camp Swift. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Saracco, J.F., D.F. DeSante, and D.R. Kaschube. 2008. Modeling over-wintering survival of declining landbirds: final report on four years of the Monitoring Avian Winter Survival (MAWS) Program on southeastern U.S. Department of Defense installations. Submitted to the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Hudson, A.R., and B. Frei. 2007. McGill Bird Observatory spring migration monitoring program, 2007 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Hudson, A.R., and M.A. Gahbauer, 2007. McGill Bird Observatory fall migration monitoring program, 2007 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Nott, M.P. 2007. Demographics monitoring modeling and management of landbird populations in Pacific Northwest forests: an application of the MAPS dataset. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Nott, M.P., and D. Kaschube. 2007. Managing landbird populations in forests of the Pacific Northwest region. Web-based management decision-support tools for Pacific Northwest forest managers. A report to the Pacific Joint Venture. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Nott, M.P., and T. Morris. 2007. Performance measure analysis: examples of comparing and contrasting installation-specific demographics with regional demographics and landscape characteristics. Technical report to the U.S. Department of Defense Legacy Resources Management Program. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2007. The 2006 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on two texas National Guard and U.S. Army Installations: Camp Bowie and Camp Swift. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Nott, M.P., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2007. The 2006 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Bragg. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., Pyle, P., and D.R., Kaschube. 2007. The 2006 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at Naval Air Station Brunswick and Redington Training Facility. PDF

Nott, M.P., Pyle, P., and D.R., Kaschube. 2007. The 2006 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at the Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA), Sugar Grove. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative Monitoring Subcommittee. 2007. Opportunities for Improving Avian Monitoring. U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative Report. Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arlington, VA.

DeSante, D.F., and M.P. Nott. 2006. Integrating guidelines to reverse avian declines into actions to enhance military readiness and range sustainment: Report on 2006 Monitoring avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) data collected on five Department of Defense installations in southeastern United States. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Froehlich, D., N. Michel, D.F. DeSante, and P. Velez. 2006. MAPSPROG Version 4.1 User's Guide and Manual. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Gahbauer, M., and A.R. Hudson. 2006. McGill Bird Observatory spring migration monitoring program, 2006 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Hudson, A.R., and M.A. Gahbauer. 2006. McGill Bird Observatory fall migration monitoring program, 2006 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Nott, M.P. 2006. Management strategies for reversing declines in landbirds of conservation concern on military installations: Enhanced species-landscape models of avian demographics. Technical report to the U.S. Department of Defense Legacy Resources Management Program. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., and K. Gordon. 2006. Management strategies for reversing declines in landbirds of conservation concern on military installations: Analysis of MAPS data from military installations outside of the legacy-funded network. Technical report to the U.S. Department of Defense Legacy Resources Management Program. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., and N. Michel. 2006. Management strategies for reversing declines in landbirds of conservation concern on military installations: Updating Predictive Models of Land Management. Technical report to the U.S. Department of Defense Legacy Resources Management Program. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2006. The 2006 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Leonard Wood. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, P., P. Pyle, and D. Kaschube. 2006. The 2006 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Texas Army National Guard installations Camp Bowie and Camp Swift. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

P. Pyle, D.R. Kaschube, M.P. Nott, and D.F. DeSante. 2006. The 2005 Report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Leonard Wood. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Pyle, P., D. Kaschube, P. Nott, and D.F. DeSante. 2006. The 2005 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Texas Army National Guard installations Camp Bowie and Camp Swift. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Pyle, P., D.R. Kaschube, M.P. Nott, and D.F. DeSante. 2006. The 2005 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at the Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA), Sugar Grove. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Pyle, P., D.R. Kaschube, R.B. Siegel, and D.F. DeSante. 2006. The 2005 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on two texas National Guard and U.S. Army Installations: Camp Bowie and Camp Swift. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Pyle, P., D.R. Kaschube, R.B. Siegel, and D.F. DeSante. 2006. The 2005 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Bragg. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Pyle, P., D.R., Kaschube, and M.P. Nott. 2006. The 2005 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at Naval Air Station Brunswick and Redington Training Facility. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Saracco, J.F., and D.F. DeSante. 2006. Sampling landbirds for avian influenza in Alaska: a synopsis of the 2006 Dillingham, Umiat, and Nome Projects. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Saracco, J.F., D.F. DeSante, and D.R. Kaschube. 2006. Modeling overwintering survival of declining landbirds: A technical analysis of the Monitoring Avian Winter Survival (MAWS) Program on four DoD installations in the Southeastern United States. Technical Analysis submitted to the Legacy Resources Management Program for DoD Legacy Project. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Saracco, J.F., D.F. DeSante, D.R. Kaschube, J.E. Hines, M.P. Nott, and R.B. Siegel. 2006. An analysis of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program and a vision for its integration into North American coordinated bird monitoring. Submitted to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Saracco, J.F., D.F. DeSante, D.R. Kaschube. 2006. Identifying causes of population change in landbirds: phase I progress report to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Washington D.C. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., J.F. Saracco, and D.R. Kaschube. 2005. Modeling overwintering survival of declining landbirds: the 2004-05 Annual Report of the Monitoring Avian Winter Survival (MAWS) Program on four DoD Installations in the southeastern United States, 2004-05 annual technical report to the Legacy Resources Management Program. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2005. The 2004 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Bragg. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2005. The 2004 Report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Leonard Wood. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2005. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Sequoia and Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks and Devils Postpile National Monument: a comparison between time periods and locations. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2005.The 2004 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at the Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA), Sugar Grove. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Gahbauer, M. 2005. McGill Bird Observatory fall migration monitoring program, 2005 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Gahbauer, M. 2005. McGill Bird Observatory spring migration monitoring program, 2005 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Nott, M.P., and N. Michel. 2005. Management strategies for reversing declines in landbirds of conservation concern on military installations: predictive modelling of landbird populations on military installations. A report to the Legacy Resources Management Office, Washington. D.C. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., D.F. DeSante, P. Pyle, and N. Michel. 2005. Pacific Northwest forest bird population declines: Formulating population management guidelines from landscape-scale ecological analysis of MAPS data from avian communities on seven national forests in the Pacific Northwest. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Pyle, P., D.F. DeSante, M.P. Nott, and D.R. Kaschube. 2005. The MAPS Program in the Pacific Northwest: current status and future direction. Report submitted to the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office for Order HAP044166. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Siegel, R.B., and D. Kaschube. 2005. Status of Grasshopper Sparrow and other grassland-associated bird species at Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine. Report to Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Siegel, R.B., and D.R. Kaschube. 2005. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: a report to accompany the 2005 data verification. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

The Institute for Bird Populations. 2005. The 2004 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at Camp Swift. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2004. The 2003 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at Naval Air Station Brunswick and Redington Training Facility. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2004. The 2003 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Region 1 of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2004. The 2003 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Shenandoah National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2004. The 2003 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Texas Army National Guard Installations Camp Bowie and Camp Swift.The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. O'Grady. 2004. The 2003 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at the Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA), Sugar Grove. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. O'Grady. 2004. The 2003 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Bragg. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. O'Grady. 2004. The 2003 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Leonard Wood. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Gahbauer, M. 2004. McGill Bird Observatory fall migration monitoring program, 2004 report. McGill Bird Observatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PDF

Saracco, J F., D.F. DeSante, C. Romo de Vivar Alvarez, S. Morales, B. Milá, D.R. Kaschube and N. Michel. 2004. Modeling overwintering survival of declining landbirds: final report on four years of the Monitoring Avian Winter Survival (MAWS) Program on southeastern U.S. DoD installations. Technical report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2003. The 2002 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at the Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA), Sugar Grove. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. O'Grady. 2003. The 2000-3 report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program on Fort Bragg. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. O'Grady. 2003. The 2002 (ten-year) annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Yosemite National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. O'Grady. 2003. The 2002 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Denali National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. O'Grady. 2003. The 2002 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Region 1/FIR of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. O'Grady. 2003. The 2002 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Region 6 of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Nott, M.P., D.F. DeSante, and N. Michel. 2003. Management strategies for reversing declines in landbirds of conservation concerns on military installations: A landscape-scale analysis of MAPS data. Report to the U.S. Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Siegel, R.B., R. Wilkerson, D.R. Kaschube, and D.F. DeSante. 2003. Survival rates and productivity of landbirds on U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. Kaschube. 2002. The 2001 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at the Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA), Sugar Grove. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. O'Grady. 2002. Ten-year (1992-2001) report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Denali National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., P. Pyle, and D.R. O'Grady. 2002. The 2001 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program at Naval Air Station Brunswick and Redington Training Facility. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Nott, M.P. 2002. Climate, weather and landscape effects on landbird survival and reproductive success in Texas. Technical report to the Texas Army National Guard Command: Adjutant General's Department and U.S. Department of Defense Legacy Resources Management Program. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Nott, M.P., and D.F. DeSante. 2002. A proposed methodology for adjusting productivity indices given missing effort in constant-effort mist-netting data. Technical report to the U.S. Department of Defense Legacy Resources Management Program. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F., and M.P. Nott. 2001. An overview of the North American Monitoring Avian and Survivorship (MAPS) Program. EURING: The European Union for Bird Ringing. PDF

Nott, M.P. 2000. Identifying management actions on Department of Defense installations to reverse declines in neotropical birds. Technical report to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

Smith, H.A., J. McCracken, D. Sheperd, and P. Velez. 1997. The Bander's Safety Handbook: A North American Banders' Guide to Safe and Ethical Field Procedures, First Edition. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA. PDF

DeSante, D.F. 1996. General Evaluation of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Rosenberg, D.K. 1996. Evaluation of the statistical properties of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F. 1995. Estimating productivity and survivorship of neotropical landbirds by mist netting. In: J.A. Bissonette, and P.R. Krausman, editors. Integrating People and Wildlife for a Sustainable Future. The Wildlife Society.

Martin, T.E., D.F. DeSante, C.R. Paine, R. Dettmers, J. Manolis, and K.M. Burton. 1995. Breeding productivity and adult survival in nongame birds. Pages 24-27 in: E.T. Laroe, G.S. Farris, C.E. Puckett, P.D. Doran, and M.J. Mac, editors. Our Living Resources: Report to the Nation on the Distribution, Abundance, and Health of U.S. Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems. U.S. Department of Interior, National Biological Service. PDF

DeSante, D.F., and K.M. Burton. 1993. The 1992 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program in Denali national Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F., and K.M. Burton. 1993. The 1992 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program in Region 6 of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F., and K.M. Burton. 1993. The 1992 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program on Flathead National Forest. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F., O.E. Williams, and K.M. Burton. 1993. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program: overview and progress. Pages 208-222 in: D.M. Finch and P.W. Stangel, editors. Status and Management of Neotropical Migratory Birds. U.S.D.A. Forest Service General Technical Report RM-229. PDF

DeSante, D.F., and K.M. Burton. 1992. The 1992 annual report of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program in Shenandoah National Park. The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F. 1991. The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program: first annual report.The Institute for Bird Populations, Point Reyes Station, CA.

DeSante, D.F. 1990. An avian biomonitoring program for the national parks other natural areas to detect large-scale, long-term changes in the productivity and survivorship of land birds. Pages 285-296 in: Proceedings of the Yosemite Centennial Symposium. PDF

The INSTITUTE for BIRD POPULATIONS