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(ECP and CTSP grantees, reports, and other sites of interest for conservation geograpy, mapping and GIS. Grantees are coded by program and year of grant at the end of their name/state, i.e. e91 means ECP grant in 1991. c=cstp, cm=ctsp-mac, cs=ctsp-software)


American Bird Conservancy, Dc e98 . (1250 24th Street NW, Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20037 tel:(202) 778 9705 fax:(202) 778 9778 Gis Contact: Michael Parr, Director of Program Development email:mparr@abcbirds.org) GIS PROGRAM: "Our ultimate goal in the project, which we are currently calling 'Conservation Landscape', is to create an interactive map of conservation and development projects to help donors and conservation agencies spot gaps, overlaps, potential conflicts, and to overcome any associated problems. For example, a foundation might want to know which conservation groups are working in a certain habitat, a rainforest advocacy group might want to know where new oil development projects are being situated, and an international conservation group might want to arrange a workshop on agroforestry for all NGOs working in a particular ecosystem. The data set will include organization names, contact details, websites, budgets, type of project, and donors. Don't Miss: Conservation Landscape: "is a Geographic Information System (GIS) which allows users to determine the locations of conservation and development projects, and assess their likely impacts on biological diversity.Conservation Landscape uses ArcView 3.1 which was provided under a grant from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Conservation Program. It uses data on protected areas provided by the World Conservation Monitoring Center (from the CD 'A Global Overview of Forest Conservation'), information about ecological regions from the World Wildlife Fund, information on Endemic Bird Areas from BirdLife International, and information on conservation funding from the Biodiversity Support Program. Conservation Landscape is supported by the Leo Model Foundation. "

Audubon Christmas Bird Count Page, Md . (Sauer, J. R., S. Schwartz, and B. Hoover. 1996. The Christmas Bird Count Home Page. Version 95.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD ) ."This home page is designed to display temporal and geographic patterns in populations of wintering North American birds. It uses summarized CBC results from the period 1959 - 1988....The CBC "is the oldest and largest wildlife survey in the world" (Butcher 1990). The National Audubon Society sponsors the survey and publishes results. It is designed as a series of circular count areas, and birders count birds within these "circles" each year on a prespecified day around 25 December. With lots of circles (over 1,500) and a long history (the CBC was started in 1900), it is hard to dispute Greg Butcher's "oldest and largest" label for the survey (Butcher 1990)....This Home Page presents the first trend analysis of the data conducted by the Biological Resource Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, using data provided by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. " see: New Distribution Maps and clickable maps with site-specific information . Also Survey and Research Results .

BALTIC SEA BIRDS, Lithuania: . Ecology, Numbers, Distribution, Movements, Vulnerability, Conservation (Gedas Vaitkus, Lithuanian Institute of Ecology, Akademijos 2, 2600 Vilnius, LITHUANIA, tel.: +370-2-697206, fax.: +370-2-729257 e-mail: seabird@post.5ci.lt) Projects: SBTC - the Sea Bird Transect Counts database management system, Sea bird studies in Central and Eastern Baltic, The Baltic Sea Birds on-line library, Links to relative Web-sites . "European sea-birders have no unique and standard software solutions to analyse their raw offshore data and plot sea bird densities. The only standard is sampling method itself. I believe that all separate groups do have developed some routines and initial database capacities to store their raw data and perform first-step analysis to get samples of 10-min data points. There is a large standard database called ESAS, where the data is being accumulated. I would recommend you to contact people from the most outstanding sea bird study groups in Europe: Mark Tasker (mltasker@aol.com) and JNCC:Seabirds (seabirds.jncc@abdn.ac.uk) from England, Mardik Leopold (m.f.leopold@ibn.dlo.nl) or Kees Camphuysen (camphuy@nioz.nl) from the Netherlands, Jan Durinck (oc-marin@inet.uni-c.dk) from Denmark."

Birding on the Web BirdLinks page . (by Willem-Pier Vellinga email: vellinga@phys.rug.nl and Jack Siler email; siler@stat.wharton.upenn.edu ). "Features: -Recent digests and archives of virtually all email lists related to birds -FAQs, birdrelated information in general, and many others." Organized by geographic region, species, software, travel.

BirdLife International, UK . (SECRETARIAT OFFICE: BirdLife International, Wellbrook Court, Girton Road, Cambridge CB3 0NA, UNITED KINGDOM. Tel: +44 1 223 277 318, Fax: +44 1 223 277 200, Email:birdlife@birdlife.org.uk ) "BirdLife International, formerly the International Council for Bird Preservation, is a federation of national conservation organisations spread across the world with official representation in 115 countries....BirdLife International currently run a programme of over 65 field projects, ranging from species management, through environmental education and training to the development and implementation of multiple land-use and rural development programmes. Many such projects involve the sustainable utilisation and conservation of tropical forests, especially in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, but with increasing attention on South America as well "

Birdlinks . (by Rolf A. de By. email: %20deby@itc.nl) "I try to cover most of the globe, though especially outside of the Northamerican continent, as that part of the world receives enough attention from others. I include links to a number of high-content pages in Canada and the US for follow-up."

Bird Links to the World . (by Denis LePage email: %20dlepage@botzoo.uct.ac.za) over 3500 links to birding resources worldwide.

BirdBase + BirdArea, Ca: (Santa Barbara Software Products, 1400 Dover Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 USA, Phone/Fax: 805 963 4886 E-Mail: sbsp@aol.com) "Nearly all birders who report to the American Birding Association life lists over 6000 and use computers use this software. It is the birding software most widely used by all those over the 1400 species reporting threshold."

Birds of the US National Parks, Ca . (Director: Dr. James Quinn, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, California 95616 USA, tel: (530) 752-4389 email:info@ice.ucdavis.edu ) "The Information Center of the Environment has developed a database of plants and vertebrate species within lands owned by the US National Parks. These databases are available as Microsoft FoxPro© run-time programs, called NPFlora and NPFauna."

Birdsource: Audubon/Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ny . (159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca NY 14850, Steve Kelling: stk2@cornell.edu Tel: 607-254-2478 ) "Birdsource is a revolutionary partnership between citizens and scientists. Designed and managed by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, BirdSource is an interactive website where the enthusiasm of birders is combined with state-of-the-art technology to promote conservation and environmental learning...BirdSource's interactive information system will become the definitive long-term record of North American bird populations throughout the 21st Century." Birdsource uses ESRI's IMS technology to collect observations and data from thousands of amateur ornithologists and citizen scientists across the country, and to analyze and display population and time series data in their interactive Maproom. "Using GIS, we found significant changes in several bird species overwintering ranges that appears to be correlated to temperature....Our results will be the first North American evidence indicating that global warming is affecting bird populations." .The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a membership institute dedicated to the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds....Cornell University Ornithology Collections .The collection currently consists of approximately 37,000 skins, 4,300 skeletons , 1,200 fluid-preserved specimens, 3,200 egg sets, 700 nests, and 1,000 uncataloged mounts...Specimens are present from all continents and more than 125 different countries..

BLM Birds of Prey Program, Boise ID e92: (Larry Ridenhour: Larry_Ridenhour@blm.gov) . Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area . The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) was established by Congress in August 1993. ....Spatial model for vegetation - prey - predator complex.

Colorado Bird Observatory, Co, c99 . (13401 Piccadilly Road Brighton, CO 80601 tel:303-659-4348 fax:303-659-5489 email:cobirdobs@aol.com ) "CBO's mission is the conservation of Rocky Mountain and Great Plains birds and their habitats through research and public education. CBO's work is designed to increase people's understanding of birds - how they interact with people, what habitats they use, and what factors threaten their survival. CBO promotes a broad, balanced approach to bird conservation and accomplishes its goals through the education of children, teachers, natural resource managers, and the general public" . GIS PROJECTS: ".Prairie Partners: CBO's project to conserve grasslands and grassland birds through coalition-building and public education. CBO staff conduct bird surveys on the private lands of our partners to collect data on distribution and abundance of grassland birds and local-level habitat data....Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas: A database on distribution and abundance of Colorado's birds, a result of the largest natural history survey ever conducted in Colorado - a massive effort by 1200 field workers over eight years....Partners in Flight Species Prioritization: CBO has led this effort to establish conservation priorities for all North American birds by developing a system of assigning scores based on conservation need. Our scoring system is in use by the National Audubon Society and many organizations and government agencies to guide conservation and management efforts. Scores are maintained at CBO and available for downloading from our web site...Birds Monitored 2001 monitors populations of all of Colorado's breeding bird species on a long-term basis. "


All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

Compilation & web design: Charles Convis, ESRI Conservation Program, April 2, 1996

 

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