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3.3. MAPS 2004 protocol

Starting with the 2004 field season, the MAPS species code authority file changed from spcode98.dbf to spcode04.dbf.

On the coding form, the micro-aging fields changed this season. Three fields from previous years (HD, UPP, and UNP) were replaced on the banding form by one new field, BPL.

Also, the output record format changed to the current version (Section 5, “The current MAPS/MAWS output format”). For the format used before 2004, see Section 5.3, “MAPS 1998 output format”.

The banding sheet added a new how-aged/how-sexed code, L for molt limits.