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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Research Topics Wildlife & Fish
About this Research:
Wildlife and Fish
Klamath Bird Monitoring Network
In September 1993, biologists from several agencies and private organizations from southwest Oregon and northern California met at the Redwood Sciences Laboratory in Arcata, California to discuss the need for cooperative effort to promote the standardization of methods of monitoring landbirds and to create a regional database for the monitoring of landbird populations. With the active sponsorship of Region 5 of the U.S. Forest Service, the Redwood Sciences Lab has been able to take on coordination of this network.
The group evolved to make up the most concentrated network of monitoring sites in North America. Formerly known as the Klamath Demographic Monitoring Network, they have expanded to include monitoring in all seasons, with an emphasis on banding data, and thus changed their name to reflect this new mission.
Communication and training within the network is facilitated by the personnel of the Regional Data Center at the Redwood Sciences Laboratory of the U.S. Forest Service, as well as personnel at the Klamath Bird Observatory. The Center has acted as a repository for data collected in the region. Through the Center, cooperators in the network have access to data collected by all the participants. This provides a regional database covering a broad biogeographical area from which generalized conclusions of landbird population trends and composition can be made. The network is also an active participant in the Landbird Monitoring Network of the Americas (LaMNA), and is working with them to submit regional data to their regional data node to be harvested by the Avian Knowledge Network.
It is intended that a regional network augments national programs, such as Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship Program (MAPS), BBIRD, and the Bird Banding Laboratory, and provides a local center that cooperators can turn to for help, encouragement, materials, feedback, supplementary personnel, training, data, and other information, not as readily available from the national programs.
Current and past participants in the network include:
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