Dr. Daniel Stephens of Stephens Consulting has been studying and monitoring Neotropical birds in the Douglas Creek riparian corridor for the past 20 years to provide long term population and demographic information on target land bird species. Having all of the necessary and appropriate certifications and permits required to legally capture migratory birds, Dr. Stephens has been banding birds in this area as part of the larger global effort known as Monitoring Avian Production and Survivorship (MAPS). Long term studies with continuous data collection in one site are vital for bird banding studies like the continent-wide MAPS study. Collected data is submitted to the Institute for Bird Populations following the MAPS Protocol with results being published in the journal "BIRD Populations: A journal of global avian demography and biogeography." The objective of this program is to continue to study and monitor Neotropical birds in the Douglas Creek riparian corridor during the annual summer period of use. Data collected on species captured and unique identification will be entered into a global database monitored by the Institute for Bird Populations following the MAPS Protocol.