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Inventory Methods for Waterfowl and Allied Species:
Loons, Grebes, Swans, Geese, Ducks, American Coot and Sandhill Crane

Standards for Components of
British Columbia's Biodiversity No.18

Prepared by
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks
Resources Inventory Branch
for the
Terrestrial Ecosystem Task Force
Resources Inventory Committee

May 11, 1999
Version 2.0

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Inventory Group

3. Protocols



List of Figures

Figure 1. RIC species inventory survey design hierarchy with examples.

List of Tables

Table 1. Status, distribution, habitat requirements and timing of life history events for each species during breeding, migration and wintering periods in BC according to Campbell et al. (1990).
Table 2. Recommended survey type(s) to satisfy different inventory objectives for breeding waterfowl and allied species in British Columbia.
Table 3. Recommended survey type(s) and their specific applications for non-breeding waterfowl and allied species in British Columbia.
Table 4. Types of inventory surveys, the data forms needed, and the level of intensity of the survey.
Table 5. Acceptable weather conditions for surveying for waterfowl and their allies.
Table 6. RIC objectives and analysis methods for presence/not detected data.
Table 7. RIC objectives and analysis methods for relative abundance data.
Table 8. Sources for sample size calculation.
Table 9. Recommended Capture Methods for Waterfowl and their Allies.

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