Addendum to Monitoring Wyoming's Birds, 2002-2004 Final Report
Author(s):Publication Date: 2004
Tags: WLCI Agency Report, WLCI
In 2002, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO), in cooperation with Bureau of
Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and the
Wyoming Partners In Flight group, implemented a long-term, habitat-based bird
monitoring program designed to provide rigorous population trend data on most diurnal,
regularly occurring breeding bird species in Wyoming (Leukering et al. 2001). Modeled
after Monitoring Colorado’s Birds (Leukering et al. 2000), this program is entitled
Monitoring Wyoming’s Birds (MWB). Monitoring Wyoming’s Birds is consistent with
goals emphasized in the Partners In Flight National Landbird Monitoring Strategy (Bart
et al. 2001) and, in addition to monitoring bird populations, generates a wealth of
information useful in managing birds (e.g., habitat associations, spatial distribution).
This addendum serves as a visual reference for the distribution of species detections
during the 2002-2004 field seasons. The maps depict only those species detected during
transects. It should be stressed that the maps depict the transects on which the species
were detected and not the overall distribution of the bird species. Many species are sure
to occur in areas that were not sampled by transects, or were present but not detected in
areas that were sampled.
The maps were generated with program Arc View, using Universal Transverse Mercator
(UTM) coordinates collected during the 2002-2004 field seasons. The transect locations
on the maps represent the mid-point (point 8) of each transect.