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DC Birdscape: A Program for Monitoring Neotropical Migratory Birds in Washington, DC
Biogeography and Ecological Opportunity Collection
  • John Sauer, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
  • John Hadidian, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Sam Droege, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
  • Paul Handly, U.S. National Park Service
  • Carolyn Williams, Audubon Naturalist Society
  • Christopher Swarth, Audubon Naturalist Society
  • George Didden, Audubon Naturalist Society
  • Jane Huff, Audubon Naturalist Society
Document Type
Report
Publication Date
1-1-2000
Abstract

Urban and suburban habitats often contain a variety of Neotropical migratory birds, but are poorly sampled by programs such as the North American Breeding Bird Survey. DC Birdscape was developed to inventory and monitor birds in Washington, DC. Birds were surveyed using a systematic sample of point counts during 1993-1995. Results indicate that species richness of Neotropical migratory birds varied among land-use categories, and that maximum species richness occurred in parkland habitats. Although DC Birdscape has provided relevant information on bird distribution and species richness, it is unclear whether the information is of sufficient management interest to support its continuation as a long-term monitoring program.

Citation Information
Sauer, J. R., Hadidian, J., Droege, S., Handly, P., Williams, C., Swarth, C., ... & Huff, J. (1998). DC Birdscape: A Program for Monitoring Neotropical Migratory Birds in Washington, DC. Proceedings RMRS., 1(15), 140.