Jill Terp releases an oriole



Abby N. Powell


Jason Bennett removes bird from mist net


We established a MAPS (Monitoring Avian Production and Survival) station to obtain baseline data on breeding populations of passerines, including endangered species. The MAPS program is a cooperative effort among public agencies, private organizations and academic institutions developed to create a network of mist-netting stations across the nation. The objectives of the MAPS program are to provide annual indices of adult populations and post-fledgling productivity, generate regional estimates of adult survivorship, population size, and recruitment, and to determine long-term population trends and demographic parameters of breeding birds in North America. Documenting habitat use and demographic parameters of neotropical migrants and other birds will allow natural resource managers to make land management decisions needed to provide proper stewardship of the natural resources at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.

Portions of this work were conducted in collaboration with Dr. Barbara Kus, Station Leader, San Diego Field Station (USGS Western Ecological Research Center) Biology Department, San Diego State University.

B. E. Kus and A. N. Powell. 1997. Assessing bird populations trends in a riparian landscape: The effects of spatial variability. Cooper Ornithological Society Meeting, 2 May 1997, Hilo, HI.

Powell, A. N.and B. E. Kus. 1997. Techniques for monitoring populations of riparian birds: Do point counts really count? Cooper Ornithological Society Meeting, 2 May 1997, Hilo, HI.


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