University of Alberta

Standardized Monitoring

Background Information

The Oil Sands Bird Contact Monitoring Program is a standardized monitoring program intended to determine the number of birds that make contact or die in association with process-affected water ponds in the oil sands region.  The specific objectives and methods associated with the program are contained in the annual Monitoring Protocols.

Each year of the Monitoring Program is associated with an annual report.  In every case the report content was comprised by the cooperative efforts of representatives from government, industry, and the University of Alberta.  The authorship and contents of reports has changed annually and is contained in the Monitoring Reports.

Information is made available to the public on these pages annually as it is approved by regulatory agencies.  Password-protected information about this program that is not yet public may be available to qualifying individuals.

Annual Monitoring Reports

Annual Monitoring Plans

Additional Information