The 2007 Northeast Coordinated Bird Monitoring Workshop was held October 3-5 at the National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, MD. (Agenda)
The goals of the workshop were to:
2) Provide a forum for biologists and biometricians to apply framework principles, tools, and procedures toward the development of regionally coordinated survey designs
3) Exchange information on efforts to improve bird monitoring, with a focus on innovative solutions to characteristic problems
4) Develop a unified approach to optimizing the contributions of volunteer observers
Over 90 bird monitoring professionals attended a series of plenary presentations and participated in breakout discussions aimed at developing regionally coordinated monitoring strategies for a variety of bird groups. Click on the following links to download notes from these meetings.
The workshop concluded with a Citizen Science Forum, featuring three panel discussions on how to optimize the contribution of volunteer observers in northeastern bird monitoring.
Contact the coordinator for more information on the workshop proceedings.