Spring Breeding Bird Monitoring

Study of bird populations during the breeding season is the foundation of conservation and ecology. The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is one of the largest, long-term avian monitoring programs, and the NBCI CIP follows this with some modifications.

CIP habitat will benefit many species beyond bobwhites, including song birds, pollinators, herptofauna, mammals, etc. NBCI breeding season monitoring includes 56 species of birds, including the male Northern Bobwhite, and also Bewick’s Wren, Bobolink, Blue-winged Warbler, Dickcissel, Eastern Meadowlark, Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Prairie Warbler, Ring-necked Pheasant, Upland Sandpiper, etc.


The latest version of the NBCI CIP used to collect spring breeding bird data within a NBCI Focal Area.


Download this datasheet to effectively collect NBCI spring breeding bird data.

Are you participating in the NBCI Coordinated Implementation Program and have Spring Breeding Bird Data?