This chapter of Bird Ecology and Conservation focuses on field survey and census techniques, the difference between one-off surveys and long-term year-on-year monitoring of birds in particular study areas. It is a good reference text for bird survey and monitoring techniques, and factors to take into consideration when designing bird studies.
This is part of our Good Practice Guidance for birds, produced by Keith Ross and James Latham.
Reference: Gregory RD, Gibbons DW and Donald PF (2004) Bird census and survey techniques in Sutherland WJ, Newton I and Green RE (eds) Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques, 17-56. Oxford University Press, Oxford.