This guide is targeted at researchers, land managers, and biologists in the southeast bird conservation community and beyond. The main objective of the guide is to serve as a starting point when considering a monitoring program by summarizing many of the protocols that are availab
le. It is not intended to be a detailed and comprehensive guide, but rather provides one-page introductions to a variety of popular,  multi-species bird monitoring programs and protocols that are currently used, or could be used, within the Southeast Partners in Flight region. Each non-technical summary provides a short overview of each method, highlights of its strengths and weaknesses, examples of how each method is being used in bird conservation, and links to web pages where more detailed information can be found.

A Publication of the Southeast Partners in Flight Monitoring Protocol Committee

  • Ed Laurent, American Bird Conservancy
  • Jim Giocomo, Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture and American Bird Conservancy
  • Sergio Harding, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Katie Koch, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership
  • Laurel Moore-Barnhill, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • Elena Sachs, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Troy Wilson, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Southeast Partners in Flight

Suggested citation: 

Laurent, E.J., J. Bart, J. Giocomo, S. Harding, K. Koch, L. Moore-Barnhill, R. Mordecai, E. Sachs,T. Wilson. 2012. A    Field Guide to Southeast Bird Monitoring Programs and Protocols. Southeast Partners in Flight. http://SEmonitoringguide.sepif.org