Access to the MMP data entry site is restricted to registered participants of the Marsh Monitoring Program for the purpose of submitting and accessing their own survey data. There is no cost to participate in the program, but volunteers must be willing to perform at least 2 visits per season to a survey site in suitable habitat, and be able to identify most of the common marsh birds or amphibians in their region.
Data collected or published as part of the Marsh Monitoring Program are the property of Birds Canada and it partners, and may not be reproduced for publication without the consent of Birds Canada. Data submitted to the Marsh Monitoring Program will be peer-reviewed by ornithological experts. Birds Canada reserves the right to include or exclude data submitted to the project.
Personal information of participants (including address, email and phone number) will not be shared with third parties, and will only be available to Birds Canada, or other partners designated by BSC that are involved in the project coordination (e.g. regional coordinator), and only for project-related communications. The project coordinator may contact by email from time to time regarding the project.
Unless you indicate otherwise to us in writing, you accept that your name may be included in data summaries, reports or any data product derived from the Marsh Monitoring data where appropriate.
As a volunteer participant in the Marsh Monitoring Program you are fully responsible for your own safety, and for your own personal insurance in case of injury. You are not considered an employee of Birds Canada or any of our partners or sponsors. Please exercise great caution and care in the field when collecting data. We are also not responsible for damage incurred to vehicles while conducting surveys. Participants may be responsible for damage to landowners' property, so please ensure you have landowner permissions and that you are respectful and exercise caution when treading on private land. Be friendly and polite with landowners and remember that their permission is voluntary and that they are helping us all achieve our goals.