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Inventory Methods for Woodpeckers
Standards for Components of British Columbiaís Biodiversity No. 19
September 14, 1999
September 14, 1999
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Table of Contents
2. Inventory Group
2.1 Lewisís Woodpecker
2.2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2.3 Red-naped Sapsucker
2.4 Red-breasted Sapsucker
2.5 Williamsonís Sapsucker
2.6 Downy Woodpecker
2.7 Hairy Woodpecker
2.8 White-headed Woodpecker
2.9 Three-toed Woodpecker
2.10 Black-backed Woodpecker
2.11 Northern Flicker
2.12 Pileated Woodpecker
3.1 Sampling Standards
3.1.1 Personnel3.2 Inventory Surveys
3.1.2 Controlling for observer bias
3.1.3 Time of day
3.1.4 Time of year
3.1.5 Environmental conditions
3.1.6 Habitat data standards
3.1.7 Survey Design Hierarchy
3.3 Presence/not detected (possible)
List of Figures
Figure 1. RIC species inventory survey design hierarchy example.
Figure 2. Wildlife tree classification system of evergreen trees (Figure from Inventory Technical Committee 1995).
Figure 3. Wildlife tree classification system of deciduous trees (Figure from Inventory Technical Committee 1995).
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. Acceptable and unacceptable weather conditions for woodpecker surveys.
Table 2. Types of inventory surveys, the data forms needed, and the level of intensity of the survey.
Table 3. Descriptions of feeding and nesting excavations made by selected woodpecker species.
Table 4. Survey objectives and analysis methods for presence/not detected data
Table 5. Survey objectives and analysis methods for relative abundance data
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