Bird Census Techniques

  • Sandra Lambton
  • By

    • Colin Bibby, Bird Life International, U.K.
    • Neil Burgess, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, U.K.
    • David Hill, British Trust for Ornithology, Nunnery Place, Thetford, Norfolk, U.K.
    • Simon Mustoe, Ecoscope Applied Ecologists, U.K.

    In this book there are entire chapters devoted to the most widely used bird counting techniques, and attempts to amalgamate other counting methodologies into major groups were made. Examples of the use of methods are provided wherever possible and the relative value of various approaches for answering specific questions is also addressed.
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    Serious ecologist or ornithologist either engaged in research, as a consultant or a serious and interested amateur.


Book information

  • Published: August 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-095831-3


"...well illustrated with explanatory diagrams...An essential reference for anyone engaged in bird census studies." - NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST "...relevant to ornithological field researchers, both amateur and professional, and ecologists and conservation biologists undergoing census studies of wild bird populations..." —ETHOLOGY "...a 'must' for any bird-surveyors, volunteer and professional alike..." —Juliet Vickery in BRITISH BIRDS

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.About the Authors.Preface to the Second Edition.Purpose and Design in Counting Birds. Census Errors. Territory Mapping Methods. Line Transects. Point Counts and Point Transects. Relative Measure for Bird Communities in Habitats with High Species Richness. Catching and Marking. Counting Individual Species. Counting Colonial Nesting, Flocking and Migrating Birds. Distribution Studies. Description and Measurement of Bird Habitat. Appendix. References. Species Index. General Index.