Question 2.2

What is BirdSTATs, how does it work, where can it be obtained?


BirdSTATs is a tool that facilitates the use of TRIM and makes it possible to run TRIM automatically and in batch mode. In other words, BirdSTATs runs TRIM for many data at once, making the production of trends and indices faster and more effective.

BirdSTATs is capable of importing different kinds of count data, enables stratification of count sites and selection of subsets of count data, and produces standardized TRIM input and command files. It collects the output of the batched TRIM runs in a convenient and standardized format (database tables) and standard TRIM output files as well.

BirdSTATs is an open source Microsoft Access database and can be downloaded from the EBCC website.