EXPANSION OF THE BREEDING BIRD SURVEY TO NORTHERN MEXICO: WORTH THE EFFORT
This year will be the seventh field year of the expansion of the Breeding Bird Survey Program to the northern states of Mexico. This long term, large scale effort to assess bird populations in North America has provided the main data input on population trends for multiple purposes in Canada and the United states, from decision making support on conservation, to develop conservation strategies and plans at different scales, among other uses. In Mexico, A previous pilot project on expansion of this program in 1996 suggested the viability of the program, but also pointed out a possible lack of volunteers for the program. With the support of NMBCA among several partners, NABCI coordination in Mexico started the actual expansion of the program to Mexico in 2007. Despite adverse situations on northern Mexico, numbers of volunteers/run routes have been constantly growing, allowing preliminary analyses to be performed in some states by the end of this year. In order to consolidate the program in other regions and continue gathering valuable information on more sampled areas as well, a compromise from some institutions is required.
Rodriguez-Contreras, V., CONABIO, Mexico, firstname.lastname@example.org
Berlanga, H., CONABIO, Mexico, email@example.com
Pardieck, K., USGS PWRC, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Emerald Mountain - Bible Point
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