A Framework for Coordinated Bird Monitoring in the Northeast
The framework is a set of principles, tools, and procedures to help biologists, biometricians, data managers, and wildlife administrators achieve five overarching goals:
- integrate monitoring into bird management and conservation decision-making;
- broaden the scope of current monitoring for species that are most at risk;
- coordinate monitoring programs among organizations and integrate them across spatial scales;
- increase the value of monitoring information by improving survey design, field methods, and data analysis; and 5. maintain bird population monitoring data in modern data management systems.