Bird ecology and conservation : a handbook of techniques / [edited by] William J. Sutherland, Ian Newton and Rhys E. Green.

Other titles
  • Bird ecology and conservation
  • Techniques in ecology and conservation series vol. 1
  • Oxford scholarship online.
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2004
Physical description
1 online resource (405 p.)
ISBN
  • 0-19-152341-0
  • 1-280-75389-7
  • 1-4237-7092-7
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Service provider: Oxford Scholarship Online
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. APUC scholarship online package
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
Audience
  • Specialized.
Contents
  • Contents; List of Contributors; 1. Bird diversity survey methods; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Designing the fieldwork; 1.3 Finding the birds; 1.4 Standardizing the effort by time and space; 1.5 Standardizing the effort by McKinnon's list method; 1.6 Atlas studies; 1.7 Estimating species richness; 1.8 Conclusion; 2. Bird census and survey techniques; 2.1 Introduction; 2.1.1 What are bird surveys and why do we need them?; 2.1.2 What is monitoring and why do we need it?; 2.1.3 Useful sources of information; 2.1.4 Begin at the beginning; 2.1.5 Population size or index?; 2.1.6 Survey boundaries
  • 2.1.7 Census or sample?2.1.8 Sampling strategy; 2.1.9 Sampling unit; 2.1.10 Field methods; 2.1.11 Accuracy, precision, and bias; 2.2 Sampling strategies; 2.2.1 How many sampling units?; 2.2.2 Which sampling units to count?; 2.2.3 Using stratification; 2.3 Field methods; 2.3.1 Mapping; 2.3.2 Transects; 2.3.3 Line transects; 2.3.4 Point transects; 2.3.5 Rules for recording birds in the field; 2.3.6 Choosing between line and point transects; 2.3.7 Detection probabilities; 2.3.8 Colonial birds; 2.3.9 Counting roosts and flocks; 2.3.10 Counting leks; 2.3.11 Counting migrants
  • 2.3.12 Capture techniques2.3.13 Tape playback; 2.3.14 Vocal individuality; 2.4Conclusions; 3. Breeding biology; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Choosing study areas; 3.3 Measuring the success of individual breeding attempts; 3.3.1 Finding and selecting nests; 3.3.2 Recording the stage of a breeding attempt when it is located; 3.3.3 Precautions to take so that nests can be relocated for checking; 3.3.4 Nest checking; 3.3.5 Determination of chick survival for species with precocial young; 3.3.6 Estimation of nest success from nest check data; 3.4 Determination of the proximate causes of breeding failure
  • 3.4.1 Signs left at the nest3.4.2 Wax or plasticine eggs in the nests of wild birds; 3.4.3 Cameras; 3.4.4 Temperature loggers; 3.5 Using artificial nests to measure nest success and causes of failure; 3.6 Measuring annual productivity; 3.6.1 Why measure annual productivity?; 3.6.2 Productivity from counts after the breeding season; 3.6.3 Productivity from captures after the breeding season; 3.6.4 Intensive studies of breeding; 3.6.5 Indices of productivity from surveys during the breeding season; 3.6.6 Use of simulation models; 3.7 Timing of breeding; 3.8 Measurements of eggs and chicks
  • 3.9 Proximate and ultimate causes of breeding failure3.10 Value of experiments to disentangle ultimate and proximate causes of breeding failure; 4. Birds in the hand; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Welfare, ethical, and legislative issues; 4.3 Catching the birds; 4.3.1 The breeding season; 4.3.2 Cage traps; 4.3.3 Spring traps; 4.3.4 A couple of nestbox traps; 4.3.5 Noose-carpet traps; 4.3.6 Mist-nets; 4.3.7 Clap-nets and whoosh-nets; 4.3.8 Canon-nets; 4.3.9 Capture by hand; 4.4 Individual marking; 4.5 Notes on bird handling; 4.6 The bird at close quarters; 4.6.1 Age and molt; 4.6.2 Sex; 4.6.3 Weight
  • 4.6.4 Color, for example, UV reflectance
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  • Other format: ; ISBN: 0-19-852086-7
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  • Outlining the main methods and techniques available to ornithologists, this book brings together in one authoritative source contributions containing information on avian ecology and conservation.

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