Please note that this is an unmodified reprint of the original 1998 book (ISBN 1-901930-03-3).
First published by the RSPB in 1998, Bird Monitoring Methods: A Manual of Techniques for Key UK Species is a practical guide to surveying and monitoring techniques for use in the breeding season – in assessing breeding success as well as population levels – and during the winter. It gives instructions for more than 120 UK bird species, mainly those of conservation concern. Methods used in the UK's main national bird monitoring schemes are also outlined with advice on how to participate in them. In addition, Bird Monitoring Methods: A Manual of Techniques for Key UK Species provides advice on the reliability of the methods, sampling, statistics, and species protection. An essential reference for all involved in bird monitoring programmes.
- Introduction: Bird monitoring
- The need for a manual
- Absolute population estimate or index?
- Species included
- Format for the manual
- Structure of single-species accounts
- General field guidelines
- Species protection
- Health and Safety guidelines
- useful addresses
- Frequent citied references
- Abbreviations used in the text