Authors- Listed Alphabetically
Computer Programmer-Developed program VUBBS, which was used to
generate most of the maps and index graphs in the home page. Co-
wrote trend analysis programs. Did all the hard stuff associated
with programming and systems work for analyses, graphics, and
summary programs. E-mail:.
Geographic Information System Specialist-In charge of preparing
maps and summary and display of all geographic components of the
BBS Coordinator-Takes care of all aspects of coordinating the
survey and preparing data for analysis. Primary source of information regarding the survey, and writer of all
discussion involving birds. E-mail:.
John R. Sauer
Wildlife Biologist/Statistician-Conducted analyses, contributed to
development of maps and index graphs. Primary writer for technical
discussions of analyses, and overall designer of Home Page. Call
him with complaints. E-mail:.
Most of these people can be reached at:
USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center,
12100 Beech Forest Rd,
Laurel, MD, 20708.
Many people have contributed to the success of both the BBS
and the development of this Home Page. Chan Robbins developed the survey,
and has played a major role in maintaining it over time. Paul Geissler
developed the trend analysis procedure, and Bill Link has extended the
methods in recent years. Edith Thompson designed the BBS logo, and Barbara
Dowell contributed the photograph of Chan Robbins. Paul Keywood provided
important assistance with graphics and scanning. Brett Hoover runs the
server, and provides valuable advice on how to make things work.
Many people have peer-reviewed aspects of the home page. We particularly
thank Deanna Dawson, Mike Erwin, Gregory Gough, Chan Robbins and Marcia
Wilson for comments, reviews, and other contributions.
Finally, we thank the BBS
volunteer observers, who have donated their time and effort to monitoring
North American Birds. We hope that this Home Page is evidence that
their efforts provide vital support for bird conservation.