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North American Breeding Bird Survey in Mississippi

November 30, 2017

Does it seem like you are hearing fewer Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) calls in recent years than you remember when you were younger? Conversely, have you also noticed hearing more “cooing” of Eurasian Collared-Doves (Streptopelia decaocto)? Do such experiences reflect changes in bird populations or are they false impressions? Well, fortunately for us, we have one of the most powerful wildlife data sets freely available, only a few mouse clicks away, for divining these answers. For most of our songbirds, their population trends are estimated from data gathered during the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS).

Publication Year 2017
Title North American Breeding Bird Survey in Mississippi
Authors Daniel J. Twedt, Keith L. Pardieck
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mississippi Kite
Index ID 70195700
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center