Bird Monitoring Data

Occurrence dataset published by Costa Rica Bird Observatories

  • 27,290

    Occurrences
View occurrences

Summary

Full Title

Bird Monitoring Data

Description

The Costa Rica Bird Observatories is a nationwide monitoring initiative created and managed through partnerships among the National Institute of Biodiversity (INBio), US Forest Service, Klamath Bird Observatory, and many other collaborators, both private and public. The Observatories’ primary objective includes the promotion of bird conservation and education in Costa Rica through scientific monitoring. Humans and birds depend on intact ecosystems for food resources, shelter and other broad environmental processes such as carbon sequestration and atmospheric regulation. Human enterprise routinely degrades ecosystems causing the global decline of many bird populations. To manage and conserve bird species in peril we must identify factors preventing population-level recovery, thereby moving beyond estimates of mere population size to demographics and to the underlying causes of population changes.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1995 - Jan 1, 2011

Language of Data

 

Administrative contact
Pablo Elizondo
General Director
Costa Rica Bird Observatories National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) Santo Domingo Heredia Costa Rica (506) 2507-8208
Metadata author
Sara Estrada
Data Manager
Costa Rica Bird Observatories National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) Santo Domingo Heredia Costa Rica (506) 8308 8461
Originator
Pablo Elizondo
General Director
Costa Rica Bird Observatories National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) Santo Domingo Heredia Costa Rica (506) 2507-8208

Taxonomic Coverage

CLASS
Aves

27,061 Georeferenced data

View records

All records | In viewable area

Description

Monitoring and inventory information on birds and their habitats gathered in Costa Rica.

About

What does this map show?

Geographic Coverage

Monitoring and inventory information on birds and their habitats gathered in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Bird Observatories

show all

Project Personnel

Principal investigator
Pablo Elizondo

Associated parties

User
Sara Estrada
Data Manager
Costa Rica Bird Observatories National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) Santo Domingo Heredia Costa Rica (506) 8308 8461

Methodology

Study extent

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Sampling description

Intensive Research Observations

Method Steps

  1. Observations done by a person, during 20 minutes, in an area previously defined. The observer logs all species that can recognized by means of visual or auditory methods and the number of observed individuals.