Forest Impacts of Climate Change: Monitoring Indicators

Bird Wintering Range

Bird species inhabit wintering ranges that fulfill their specific habitat requirements; these include the availability of important habitat types and food sources as well as an ideal range of winter temperatures. As the climate changes, some bird species may adapt to warmer winter temperatures by shifting the spatial extent of their wintering ranges. Continuing to monitor the distribution of bird wintering ranges will provide valuable insight into the impacts of climate change on bird species, and the many ecosystems of which they are a part.

Protocols for Monitoring Bird Wintering Range

There are 3 protocols that are used to monitor the indicator: Bird Wintering Range. The first three studies on the list below are the most common methods of monitoring in the Northeast region.

Key Metrics for Monitoring Bird Wintering Range

The impacts of climate indicators can be measured using different ecological metrics of quantification. The metrics used in a study can affect how it is designed and the questions that it can answer. The information below shows the types of metrics and number of associated protocols that are captured by the data represented in this project. 

Center of Abundance
Migration Dynamics

Studies for Monitoring Bird Wintering Range

There that monitor the indicator: Bird Wintering Range.

The number of monitoring studies by state, select a state to see list of studies
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Show on Map ID Study Years Location Study Protocol(s) Datasets