Monitoring Programs

We are keeping track of all types of monitoring programs in North American organized to collect abundance and distribution data on butterflies. We put each program into one of five classes that have broadly similar protocols: Transect, Counts, Opportunistic, Atlas, Monarch. You can click on a program to get contact information and details on their history, focus, specific protocols, survey activity and use in research.We are also tracking other monitoring programs of interest to us: general biodiversity programs that collect information on all taxa (including butterflies), global butterfly monitoring programs, and monitoring programs focused on other insect taxa.