Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions


March 20, 2024

Golden Eagle by Rachael Kaiser
Golden Eagle by Rachael Kaiser.

PDF version coming soon, stay tuned!

Suggested Citation
Reese, J., McLaren, M. F., Timmer, J. M., Smith, M., Walker, T., White, C. M., Latif, Q., Pavlacky Jr., D. C., Sparks, R. A. 2024. Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR): 2023 Field Season Report. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Brighton, Colorado, USA.

Contact Information
Matthew McLaren

2023 Field Season Report

Welcome to the 2023 IMBCR Annual Report! We hope you find it to be user-friendly and informative. This report will help you access results from IMBCR avian point count surveys, including species observations and population estimates such as density, occupancy, and population trend. This website contains all the same information we’ve presented in past years, but if you prefer a PDF version of the report, you can download a copy via the link to the right.

Quick start guide - viewing the results

Survey locations, species observations, density, occupancy, and population trend

Visit the brand-new Rocky Mountain Avian Data Center 2.0 (RMADC)! Here you’ll find interactive maps illustrating survey and detection locations, and tables displaying species counts and population estimates (i.e., density, occupancy, and population trend).

Use the “Explore the Data” tab on the RMADC to filter data by geographic region, year, or species.

To help navigate the filters, it’s helpful to use this report to determine the “Stratum” or “Superstratum” relevant to you. Click on the relevant agency or geographic region on the sidebar on the left side of this page, then use the “On this page” menu to choose a management unit. The relevant Stratum or Superstratum will be will be listed there.

Need some help?

Please contact Jennifer Timmer if you have any questions about accessing or interpreting IMBCR results.

Please note that not every stratum or conceivable combination of strata is summarized in this report. However, all individual strata and all biologically meaningful combinations of strata, or “superstrata”, can be found on the RMADC.

Instructions for using the RMADC are included in Appendix A of this report.

Special Feature - Conservation & Management

In Special Feature - Conservation & Management we provide a few examples demonstrating the use of IMBCR data to address specific management or conservation questions using either the annual monitoring effort we conduct each year or targeted monitoring in an overlay project.

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
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Brighton, CO 80603