Assessment of the Rocky Mountain National Park Breeding Bird Monitoring Program
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The Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory collected 10 years of data throughout the state of Colorado using similar distance-sampling methods to those employed by the Park and will continue these monitoring efforts into the future. In order to assess if RMBO data could be used for management planning in the Park, annual densities were estimated for each year from 2000 to 2006 for the Park and compared to breeding bird data collected for the state of Colorado by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. Trends in annual density estimates were not evident in the RMNP data for all of the species because the ...