What is it?

Reliable monitoring is fundamental to effective management and conservation of avian populations.


The design and implementation of bird monitoring programs across the vast and largely remote boreal region is challenging. Traditional volunteer- and road-based approaches do not adequately sample all locations or habitat types, and are subject to various biases. Off-road point-count surveys are superior in some respects, but extensive and repeated surveys are more expensive and few long-term datasets of that kind exist.

In collaboration with our partners, BAM continues to develop methods and research to support boreal landbird monitoring.