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MAPS Chat is a annual newsletter highlighting results and applications of MAPS monitoring. Current and archived editions are available for download.

Spring 2019
Embracing the Wolfe-Ryder-Pyle(WRP) Ageing System - the basics of the system and how to apply it
Bird Banding Classes
MAPS Cooperator Profile: Rick Schmid and the MAPS Stations of Eastern Nebraska
MAPS Program Research — Sampling Feathers for the Bird Genoscape Project
Welcome New MAPS Operators!
How is Climate Change Affecting Yosemite’s Birds?
The Life and Times of Joe Bird – A Poem

Spring 2018
Banding Station Safety - suggestions to keep both the bird and station personnel safe at the banding station
Bird Banding Classes
Collaboration Opportunity: Caterpillars Count! and Feather Sampling
Yellow Warbler Genetics Study in Science
Welcome New MAPS Operators!
MAPS Bander Profile: First Year station Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
Summary of 2017 MAPS participant questionaire
MAPS Contributors for 25 or More Years!

Spring 2017
Confounding Juveniles! - helpful hints for identifying birds in juvenile plumage
Welcome New MAPS Operators!
MAPS as a Citizen Science Program
MAPS Bander Profile: Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary
Bird Banding Classes
Review of two MAPS Program Collaborations
MAPS Contributors for 25 or More Years!

Spring 2016
MAPS Data in Action - a review of publications from the last year that utilized MAPS data
Welcome New MAPS Operators!
Bird Banding Classes
Collaboration Opportunity: Timing of Bird Food
MAPS Bander Profile: The Man Who Began MAPS - David F. DeSante
MAPS Contributors for 25 or More Years!

Spring 2015
Molt and Feather Wear: a tract by tract look
IBP's New Website!
Why Band Birds: a reminder of why we do what we do
Welcome New MAPS Operators
MAPS Bander Profile: Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program
Bird Banding Classes

Spring 2014
Molt and Age Codes at TMAPS Stations: A Case Study Based on American Samoan Landbirds
Welcome New MAPS Operators
MAPS Bander Profile: Rocky Point Bird Observatory
Resources for MAPS banders: American Goldfinch and applying WRP codes

Spring 2013
Welcome new MAPS operators
El Niño drives Swainson's Thrush survival rate
MAPS Bandathon
MAPS Bander Profile: Bev Smith
Resources for MAPS banders: coding tracts in active molt

Spring 2012
Feather growth rates related to molting strategy
MAPS Bander Profile: Rich and Brenda Keith
Welcome new MAPS operators
Resources for MAPS banders: using molt code 'A'

Spring 2011
Full Life-cycle monitoring, vital rates, and effective bird conservation
Using Data Basin to publish spatially explicit MAPS results
Welcome new MAPS operators
Resources for MAPS banders: suggestions for improving data submissions

Spring 2010
MAPS and the conservation of common species
Using MAPS data to inform public land management in the Pacific Northwest
MAPS operators provide samples for avian infectious disease studies: Updates from UCLA
Welcome new MAPS operators
Resources for MAPS banders: obtaining open-wing images of birds for analysis of molt and plumage state
MAPS data yield cutting-edge science for managing bird populations
IBP staff teach bird banding classes

Spring 2009
Thank you MAPS operators! - Fifteen years of MAPS data and over one million records are now verified and being analyzed to inform climate change adaptation strategies
New research on causes of population declines
IBP offers bird banding classes
MAPS in the tropical Pacific
Join our flu sampling efforts
Welcome new MAPS operators
Goodbye to staff biologist Amy Finfera
Molt-migration studies in Arizona and Mexico
Upcoming MAPS report in bird populations

Spring 2007
Taking stock of the MAPS Program: a look back and a vision for the future
Collection of samples to detect avian influenza at MAPS, MoSI, and MAWS stations
Beyond monitoring: responses to land management, climate, and weather
Molt migration stopover ecology project

Spring 2004
Breaking news in the world of molt
IBP receives national award from Partners in Flight
New terminology will help you understand molt
Changes in the use of the “Adults Only” (now called “Molt Limits and Plumage”) fields
Managing birds of conservation concern on military lands using MAPS data
News from Joe Bird’s wintering grounds
Planting ornithological seeds for the future

Spring 2002
Global climate effects on avian reproduction
Good news about HSA
ENSO and NAO: What are they?
A word from Joe Bird
The blessings of MAPSPROG
How I fell into a black hole and survived

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