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Breeding Bird Survey and bird banding data: Applications to raptor research and management

June 9, 2009

The Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) are sources of information for raptor biologists. The BBS has been conducted each year since 1966 in the United States and Canada; historical bird banding records extend back to the early 20th century. BBS data can be used to document population trends and breeding distributions of many bird species. Banding data are generally collected for specific and local studies of bird populations or behavior. Past use of these data has been limited by their volume and relative inaccessibility. In this paper, we present an overview of BBS and BBL raptor data and their uses, limitations and availability.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1991
Title Breeding Bird Survey and bird banding data: Applications to raptor research and management
Authors J.R. Sauer, S. Droege, D. Bystrak
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Number 15
Index ID 5210600
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center