|The Institute for Bird Populations|
This website is dedicated to the landbirds of North America,
especially to those millions of individual birds that have flown into mist nets; been held securely in that strong soft webbing; been removed by the skilled and loving hands of that most unpredictable of all creatures, the human being; been stared at, marveled over, measured, weighed, and subjected to all manner of indignities – ranging from having their skulls examined to having their cloacae inspected; been fitted with a tiny shiny numbered bracelet on their foot; and been released back into the wild with a wish and a prayer that they and all of their kind would thrive in this rapidly changing, but still oh so beautiful, world;
and to the hundreds of MAPS operators and their thousands of volunteer bird banders who have so diligently and accurately collected the data that have made this website possible.
For more information about the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program, or to download materials for establishing or operating MAPS stations, please visit: http://www.birdpop.org/pages/maps.php.
For additional questions regarding MAPS, please contact Steve Albert, Assistant Director for MAPS and MoSI, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To request MAPS data for analysis, please contact Danielle Kaschube, MAPS Coordinator, at email@example.com.
For additional information about The Institute for Bird Populations, please visit: http://www.birdpop.org/. Thank you very much.Please cite this website as: DeSante, D. F., D. R. Kaschube, and J. F. Saracco. 2015. Vital Rates of North American Landbirds. www.VitalRatesOfNorthAmericanLandbirds.org: The Institute for Bird Populations.
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