The MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) program was created by the Institute for Bird Populations (www.birdpop.org) in 1989 to assess and monitor the population dynamics of North American land birds. The program comprises a continent-wide network of constant-effort mist netting stations. Analysis of the resulting data provides critical information relating to the ecology, conservation, and management of North American land bird populations.
The Major Goals of MAPS:
Why Monitor Productivity and Survival?
Other Bird Conservation Goals of MAPS