NZ Journal of Ecology
N.Z.J.Ecol., Volume 36(3), 2012

This special issue on advances in tools for bird population monitoring in New Zealand comprises a set of papers aiming to provide guidance on the context under which different bird monitoring approaches are likely more applicable, and directions for on-going methods development. It is hoped that it will provide both existing practitioners, and those wanting to use such approaches for the first time, with a resource that they can use to assess and identify relevant methods for their needs.

Introduction to the special issue on advances in tools for bird population monitoring in New Zealand
Dan Tompkins
Pages: 267
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 174 KB)

Review article
Five-minute bird counts in New Zealand
Lynette J. Hartley
Pages: 268–278
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 392 KB)

Review article
eBird and avifaunal monitoring by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand
R. Paul Scofield, Derek Christie, Paul M. Sagar and Brian L. Sullivan
Pages: 279–286
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 463 KB)

Research article
New Zealand Garden Bird Survey – analysis of the first four years
Eric B. Spurr
Pages: 287–299
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 985 KB) | Supplementary material (pdf file, 985 KB)

Research article
Monitoring widespread and common bird species on New Zealand’s conservation lands: a pilot study
Catriona J. MacLeod, Terry Greene, Darryl I. MacKenzie and Robert B. Allen
Pages: 300–311
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 1.3 MB) | Supplementary material (pdf file, 1.3 MB)

Research article
Designing a bird monitoring scheme for New Zealand’s agricultural sectors
Catriona MacLeod, Grant Blackwell, Florian Weller and Henrik Moller
Pages: 312–323
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 1.4 MB) | Supplementary material (pdf file, 1.4 MB)

Research article
Using five-minute bird counts to study magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) impacts on other birds in New Zealand
John Innes, Eric B. Spurr, Greg C. Arnold, Dai Morgan, Joseph R. Waas and Corinne Watts
Pages: 324–332
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 444 KB) | Supplementary material (pdf file, 444 KB)

Research article
Native bird abundance after Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) removal from localised areas of high resource availability
Dai K. J. Morgan, Joseph R. Waas, John Innes and Greg Arnold
Pages: 333–339
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 299 KB) | Supplementary material (pdf file, 299 KB)

Research article
Three population estimation methods compared for a known South Island robin population in Fiordland, New Zealand
Terry C. Greene and Moira A. Pryde
Pages: 340–352
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 848 KB)

Research article
Distance sampling to estimate densities of four native forest bird species during multi-species surveys
Iris Broekema and Oliver Overdyck
Pages: 353–364
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 1.1 MB)

Research article
Line-transect distance sampling compared with fixed-width strip-transect counts for assessing tomtit (Petroica macrocephala) population trends
Eric B. Spurr, Kerry M. Borkin and Keven W. Drew
Pages: 365–370
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 308 KB) | Supplementary material (pdf file, 308 KB)

Research article
Detection probability for estimating bird density on New Zealand sheep & beef farms
Florian Weller, Grant Blackwell and Henrik Moller
Pages: 371–381
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 398 KB) | Supplementary material (pdf file, 398 KB)

Research article
A comparison of different approaches to monitoring bird density on New Zealand sheep and beef farms
Florian Weller
Pages: 382–390
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 829 KB)

Research article
Accounting for detectability when estimating avian abundance in an urban area
Yolanda van Heezik and Philip J. Seddon
Pages: 391–397
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 310 KB)

Research article
Measuring occupancy for an iconic bird species in urban parks
Catriona J. MacLeod, Gwynneth Tinkler, Andrew M. Gormley and Eric B. Spurr
Pages: 398–407
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 765 KB)

Research article
Reduction of bias when estimating bird abundance within small habitat fragments
Sarah Meadows, Henrik Moller and Florian Weller
Pages: 408–415
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 466 KB)

Research article
Recording birds in real time: a convenient method for frequent bird recording
Jon J. Sullivan
Pages: 416–424
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 843 KB)

Research article
Breeding activity of Chatham Island taiko (Pterodroma magentae) monitored using PIT tag recorders
Graeme Taylor, Stu Cockburn, Dan Palmer and Patrick Liddy
Pages: 425–432
Abstract | Article (pdf file, 1.6 MB)

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