Songbird Monitoring Tools - Point Counts 

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Instructions

PRBO Point Count Methodology (2003)  
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PRBO Conservation Science This document summarizes those guidelines, and clarifies items where there is room for interpretation. When in doubt, consult project leaders or terrestrial program data manager (currently Grant Ballard, gballard@prbo.org).
Point Count Field Methods Overview   
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This handbook is a compilation of methods that can be used to assay population size, demographics, and status of many species of birds occurring in a wide variety of habitats.

Point Count Protocol for PRBO Tidal Marsh Project   
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This variable radius protocol is the current consensus of methods that describes data collection for surveys of birds, specifically landbirds, using tidal marsh habitat (including muted tidal marsh and other bayland habitat).
Recommendations on Point Count Field Methods   
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Data Form

PRBO Point Count Data Form - Exact Distance   
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PRBO Point Count Data Form - Exact Distance MIS   
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The exact distance point count form used on the Sierra Nevada Management Indicator Species project.
PRBO Point Count Data Form - Fixed Radius   
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PRBO Conservation Science Point Count Data Form - Fixed Radius
PRBO Point Count Vegetation Form   
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PRBO Conservation Science See PRBO Point Count Veggie Protocol for instructions
PRBO Variable Circular Plot Point Count Data Form - Fewer Bands   
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PRBO Variable Circular Plot Point Count Data Form - More Bands   
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Online

Batch Point Count Data Upload   
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PRBO Conservation Science Part of the PRBO Online Data Entry application, the Batch Point Count Data Upload is a convenience mechanism for uploading point count data using PRBO's dBase desktop data entry application.
Online Point Count Data Entry (My CADC)   
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Link to online data entry forms. All online data entry is performed through My CADC.

Other

Desktop Point Count Data Entry Application   
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