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2017

Barker, N. K. S., E. M. Bayne, S. G. Cumming, F. Dénes, T. Fontaine, S. Haché, M. Houle, E. Knight, L. Leston, C. L. Mahon, S. M. Matsuoka, F. K. A. Schmiegelow, P. Sólymos, S. J. Song, T. Stehelin, D. Stralberg, A. Suárez-Esteban, J. D. Toms, S. L. Van Wilgenburg, and A. R. Westwood. 2017. Annual Report - April 2016-March 2017. Boreal Avian Modelling Project, Edmonton, AB, Canada. [PDF ~ 13 MB]

Stralberg, D, T. Fontaine, N. K. S. Barker, & F. K. A. Schmiegelow. 2017. Zones of Interest for Conservation of Boreal Passerine Birds - Final Report. Technical report for Environment and Climate Change Canada. Boreal Avian Modelling Project, Edmonton, AB, Canada. [PDF ~3 MB]

2016

Barker, N. K. S., E. M. Bayne, S. G. Cumming, T. Fontaine, S. Haché, L. Leston, C. L. Mahon, S. M. Matsuoka, F. K. A. Schmiegelow, P. Sólymos, S. J. Song, T. Stehelin, D. Stralberg, A. Suárez-Esteban, J. D. Toms, S. L. Van Wilgenburg, and Westwood, Alana R. 2016. Annual Report - April 2015-March 2016. Boreal Avian Modelling Project, Edmonton, AB, Canada. pp. 61. [PDF ~ 11.5 MB]

Solymos, P. 2016. QPAD version 3 documentation. Technical Report, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, Edmonton, AB, Canada. pp 21. [PDF < 1 MB]

2015

2014-2015 BAM Annual Report. pp. 65. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/Technical_Reports/BAM_2014_15.AnnualReport_Final.pdf (~10 MB)

Sólymos, P., C.L Mahon, P.,Fontaine and E.M.Bayne (2015). Predictive Models for Estimating the Cumulative Effects of Human Development on Migratory Landbirds in the Oil Sands Areas of Alberta, Joint Oil Sands Monitoring: Cause-Effects Assessment of Oil Sands Activity on Migratory Landbirds, Edmonton, AB. pp. 38. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/Technical_Reports/JOSM_report_Solymos_et_al_2015_final_2.pdf 

2014

Haché, S., Solymos P., Fontaine T., Bayne E., Cumming S., Schmiegelow F., and Stralberg D. 2014. Critical habitat of Olive-sided Flycatcher, Canada Warbler, and Common Nighthawk in Canada (Project K4B20-13-0367). Technical report for Environment Canada. Boreal Avian Modelling Project, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 130p. [PDF] (~7 MB)

Sólymos, P., C.L Mahon,and E.M.Bayne (2014). Development of predictive models for migratory landbirds and estimation of cumulative effects of human development in the oil sands areas of Alberta. Technical report, Joint Oil Sands Monitoring: Cause-Effects Assessment of Oil Sands Activity on Migratory Landbirds, Edmonton, AB. pp. 829. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/JOSM_Report_2014_AllSpecies.pdf (~40 MB)

2013

Cumming, S.G., M. Houle, JL. DesGranges. 2013. Évaluation de modèles servant à prédire les assemblages aviaires dans l'est du Canada. Report to Environment Canada and the University of Alberta. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/Rapport_IRMA_CART_final_Cumming_Houle_DesGranges_2013.pdf

Huggard, D. and C. Machtans. 2013. Precision Analysis of Bird Trend Monitoring in NWT Proposed Wildlife Areas. Report by Apophenia Consulting and Canadian Wildlife Service.
http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/Precision_of_Bird_Trend_in_Proposed_NWT_NWAs_Feb_27_2013.pdf   (~1.1 MB)

2011

Bayne, E.M., S.R. Lele, and P. Solymos. 2011. Bias in estimation of bird density and relative abundance when the closure assumption of multiple survey approaches is violated: a simulation study. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/Bayne_et_al_2011_Bias_In_Estimation_Rpt.pdf

Cosco, J.A. 2011. Common Attribute Schema (CAS) for Forest Inventories Across Canada. Prepared by J.A. Cosco, Chief Inventory Forester, Timberline Natural Resource Group for Boreal Avian Modelling Project and Canadian BEACONs Project. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/CAS_Document_Final_Mar_2010_ALL_APPENDICES.pdf (~1 Mb)

Matsuoka, S., P. Solymos, E. Bayne, S. Song. 2011. Suggestions for collecting additional data during point count surveys conducted by paid Breeding Bird Atlas crews in Canada. Report to Environment Canada, Edmonton. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/BAM_Recommendations_re_BBS_Sampling_2011.pdf (~1 Mb)

Matsuoka, S.,P. Solymos, T. Fontaine, E. Bayne. 2011. Roadside surveys of boreal forest birds: how representative are they and how can we improve current sampling? Report to Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service. Edmonton. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/BAM_Report_on_Roadside_Survey_Bias_for_EC.pdf (2.8 Mb)

2010

Cumming, S.G., F.K.A. Schmiegelow, E.M. Bayne, and S.J. Song. 2010. Canada's Forest Resource Inventories: Compiling a tool for boreal ecosystems analysis and modelling-a background document. Version 1.0 7 January 2010. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/technical_reports/CAS_Backgrounder_v1.0.pdf

Cumming, S.G., K. Lefevre, and M. Leblanc. 2010. The Boreal Avian Modelling Project Avian Dataset: Structure and Descriptive Statistics. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/technical_reports/BAM_ADD_part1_version1.zip (~23.4 Mb)

Cumming, S.G., and M. Leblanc. 2010a. The Boreal Avian Modelling Project Biophysical Dataset. Part 1: Catalogue and Descriptive Statistics. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/technical_reports/BAM_ADD_part2_version1.zip (~8.9 Mb)

Cumming, S.G., and M. Leblanc. 2010b. The Boreal Avian Modelling Project Biophysical Dataset. Part 2: Population and Sample Distributions. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/technical_reports/BAM_ADD_part3_version1.zip (~30.3 Mb)

2009

Seed, E., S.G. Cumming, E.M. Bayne, J. Duffe, K. Baldwin. 2009. Evaluation of alternative remote sensing land cover products for modeling and monitoring forest bird habitat in the Western Boreal Plains. From the Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. Lethbridge, AB. June 2009. http://www.borealbirds.ca/files/Seed_Lethbridge_09.pdf