Data Collection

The Rocky Mountain Avian Data Center supplies researchers and resource professionals with links to methodology and datasheets used to study a wide variety of birds and their habitats at different times of the year.  

We provide citations to influential published papers regarding avian ecology and conservation, monitoring, sampling techniques, decision support tools/management and statistical analysis that may be helpful.

You can download RMBO-endorsed protocols and datasheets below to assist you in data collection for your research or management project.
If you would like to learn more about studying birds in your area, or get involved with RMBO’s citizen science projects, visit our Citizen Science page.
 
Protocols

Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR)
2017 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Field Protocol
2017 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Data Entry Protocol
2017 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Full Proofing Protocol
2017 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Query Proofing Protocol

2016 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Field Protocol
2016 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Data Entry Protocol

2015 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Field Protocol
2015 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Data Entry Protocol

2014 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Field Protocol
2014 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Full Proofing Protocol
2014 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Query Proofing Protocol
2014 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Data Entry Protocol

2013 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Field Protocol
2013 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Full Proofing Protocol
2013 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Query Proofing Protocol
2013 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Data Entry Protocol

2012 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Field Protocol
2012 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Data Proofing Protocol
2012 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Data Entry Protocol

2011 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Field Protocol
2011 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Bird Data Proofing Protocol
2011 Integrated Monitoring of Bird Conservation Regions Vegetation Data Proofing Protocol

National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring
2012 Northern Colorado Plateau Network Point Transect Protocol
2012 SOPN/SODN/CHDN Point Transect Protocol

2011 Northern Colorado Plateau Network Point Transect Protocol
2011 SOPN/SODN/CHDN Point Transect Protocol
2011 Migration Phenology Field Protocol

Flammulated Owl Inventory and Monitoring
2011 Partners in Flight - Western Working Group Flammulated Owl Survey Protocol

Avian Response to Tamarisk Removal
2011 Avian Field Survey Protocol in Tamarisk

Mountain Plover in Nebraska Protocols
2012 MOPL Land Search Nest Visit Protocol
2012 MOPL Tracking Protocol
2012 MOPL Veg Data Protocol
2012 MOPL Trap-Banding Protocol

Citizen Science
Bird Banding Protocol
Hawk Watch Protocol
Colony Watch Protocol
Bald Eagle Watch Protocol

 
Recommended Literature (click on title to expand)

Avian Ecology/Conservation

Decision Support Tools/Management

Monitoring

Statistical Analyses

Study Design/Sampling

 
2012 Rocky Mountain Observatory