Tropical Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (TMAPS) Program
IBP aims to facilitate the implementation of a TMAPS
(Tropical Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) Program in
tropical regions. Because of extended and non-synchronous breeding seasons
for many species in the tropics, protocols are likely to differ from
the standardized MAPS protocol in use in the United States and Canada.
A pilot TMAPS project was established on Saipan in
2008 by IBP and the Division
of Fish and Wildlife of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
We operated six stations from 2008 to 2012, gaining a foundation of
knowledge regarding the populations and molt strategies of Saipan
have since established a similar TMAPS project in American Samoa. We
have operated 6 stations since 2012 and will continue to run them in