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BbsAssistant: An R package for downloading and handling data and information from the North American Breeding Bird Survey

December 4, 2019

This R package contains functions for downloading and munging data from the U.S. Geological Surveys North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) via file transfer protocol (FTP)
(Pardieck, Ziolkowski Jr, Lutmerding, & Hudson, 2018; J. R. Sauer et al., 2017). This package was created to allow the user to bulk-download the BBS point count and related (e.g.,
route-level conditions) via FTP, and to quickly subset the data by taxonomic classifications
and/or geographical locations. This package also maintains data containing the trend and
annual indices from the most recent (1996-2017) hierarchical population analyses (J. Sauer
et al., 2017).

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title BbsAssistant: An R package for downloading and handling data and information from the North American Breeding Bird Survey
DOI 10.21105/joss.01768
Authors Jessica Leigh Burnett, Lyndsie S. Wszola, Gabriela Palomo-Muñoz
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Open Source Software
Series Number
Index ID 70217534
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Science Analytics and Synthesis

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