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.
Serious ecologist or ornithologist either engaged in research, as a consultant or a serious and interested amateur.
Hardbound, 302 Pages
Published: August 2000
Imprint: Academic Press
"It provides a concise guide to the most widely used census techniques, with detailed description of methodologies and discussion of the advantages and shortcomings association with each method. The guide is well illustrated with explanatory diagrams and is referenced to the scientific literature on the subject...An essential reference for anyone engaged in bird census studies." - NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST "This guide to the various techniques used to count wild birds is relevant to ornithological field researchers, both amateur and professional, and ecologists and conservation biologists undergoing census studies of wild bird populations. The advantages, limitations and applications of each technique are discussed in detail." ETHOLOGY (January 2002) "...an important and substantial update of an extremely valuable book. It is a 'must' for any bird-surveyors, volunteer and professional alike, who do not have the first edition--and probably also for those of you who do have." Juliet Vickery in BRITISH BIRDS (July 2001)
- 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.