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Inventory Methods for |
Forest and Grassland Songbirds
Standards for Components of British Columbia's Biodiversity No. 15
March 16, 1999
March 16, 1999
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Table of Contents
2. INVENTORY GROUP
3.1 Sampling Standards
3.1.1 Personnel3.2 Inventory Surveys
3.1.3 Time of Year
3.1.4 Time of Day
3.1.5 Habitat Data Standards
3.1.6 Survey Design Hierarchy
3.3 Presence/Not Detected (Possible) 3.4 Relative Abundance 3.5 Absolute Abundance
List of Figures
Figure 1. RIC species inventory survey design hierarchy with examples.
Figure 2. Sample layout for a presence/not detected survey of songbirds using a combination of encounter transects and point counts.
Figure 3. Sample schematic map for plotting the location of songbirds during point counts and the corresponding mapping symbols (from Ralph et al. 1993).
Figure 4. Sample spot-map and associated symbols for delineating bird territories during the breeding season (from Bibby et al. 1992, Arbib 1970*).
List of Tables
Table 1. Major taxonomic families of songbirds in British Columbia that can be inventoried with survey techniques recommended in this manual.
Table 2. Acceptable and unacceptable weather conditions for songbird surveys.
Table 3. Types of inventory surveys, the data forms needed, and the level of intensity of the survey.
Table 4. RIC objectives and analysis methods for presence/not detected data.
Table 5. RIC objectives and analysis methods for relative abundance data.
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