ECOLOGY OF BIRDS – Fall 2018 – 21:120:328
The Presentation
Given orally as PowerPoint presentation with a 10 minutes time limit.
Written paper up to 10 pages (double-spaced): First draft Oct 28, Nov 2nd draft, final paper due Dec. 4
The goal is to assemble a detailed species account that includes:
– Ecology of the group of birds the species belongs to
– Specific ecology of the species & conservation status
– Status in the US and in New Jersey, in particular, using three later mentioned databases
Data sources:
Specific database sources:
Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Breeding Bird Survey (BBS)
any internet, library
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ http://www.audubon.org/Bird/cbc/ http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBS/
Analysis from eBird (minimum):
– map of distribution in US, East Coast, New Jersey, Essex County
Analysis from Christmas Bird Count:
– population trends from 1900 to today
– map of distribution in the US and Mid-Atlantic region
Analysis from Breeding Bird Survey
– maps, trends for the whole nation and NJ