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.
- A newly revised edition of the immensely successful Bird Census Techniques
- An entirely new chapter covering the census methods recommended for tropical habitats
- Provides a concise guide to various census techniques and their opportunities and pitfalls
Serious ecologist or ornithologist either engaged in research, as a consultant or a serious and interested amateur.
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.
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- 10th August 2000
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"...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