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Inventory Methods for Waterfowl and Allied Species:
Standards for Components of
May 11, 1999
May 11, 1999
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Table of Contents
2. Inventory Group
2.1 Special Inventory Considerations for Waterfowl and Allied Species3. Protocols
3.1 Inventory Surveys
3.2 Sampling Standards
3.2.1 Habitat Data Standards3.3 Presence/Not Detected 3.4 Relative Abundance
3.2.2 Common Sources of Bias in Surveys
3.2.5 Survey Design Hierarchy
3.4.1 Overview of Methods3.5 Absolute Abundance
3.4.2 Observation Stations
3.4.3 Helicopter Surveys
3.4.5 Call Playback
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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