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Sierra Nevada Avian
Monitoring Information Network


Point Blue's Sierra Nevada Avian Monitoring in Meadows

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This website, hosted by the California Avian Data Center (CADC) at Point Blue Conservation Science, will give users quick and easy access to meadows survey data generated by multiple avian monitoring projects across the Sierra Nevada.

In 2001, Point Blue began a project monitoring birds across meadows on the Almanor Ranger District of Lassen National Forest. In 2009, we expanded our work to the entire Feather River Watershed in Plumas County, including monitoring a number of sites that have been, or are being proposed for restoration by the Feather River Coordinated Resource Management Group. The objectives of this project are to collect information on bird distribution in meadows and their response to different restoration techniques and use this information, along with our local knowledge working with partners, to help guide future meadow restoration actions across the Sierra Nevada.

Data from the most recent field season are incorporated into this site within several months of it being collected. The analyses and output that are available include: locations viewable on a map or in raw formats, effort and sample summaries, density estimates, species richness, and occupancy . These analyses can be generated at targeted study areas of interest from the Northern Sierra Nevada National Forests. To get started, please select either the Explore Project Results or View Study Locations tabs above and follow the step-by-step instructions.