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Piping Plovers and Least Terns of
the Great Plains and Nearby

A draft protocol for assessing piping plover reproductive success
on Great Plains alkali lakes

Appendix B -- Examples: breeding site map and chronological data record

Breeding site map
Fig 2. Example of alkali lake breeding site map for piping plovers with field notes recorded during a census. Each plover pair or pair territory would be assigned a unique reference number or letter if monitoring (i.e., of reproductive success) were to continue at the site following the census. The reference number or letter would be used in a main database file, such as a chronological data record. At subsequent visits to the site, field notes should continue to be made on a site map, using a new map copy for each visit.

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