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Title: Migration monitoring with automated technology

Author: Millikin, Rhonda L.;

Date: 2005

Source: In: Ralph, C. John; Rich, Terrell D., editors 2005. Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners in Flight Conference. 2002 March 20-24; Asilomar, California, Volume 2 Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191. Albany, CA: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: p. 860-870

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Automated technology can supplement ground-based methods of migration monitoring by providing: (1) unbiased and automated sampling; (2) independent validation of current methods; (3) a larger sample area for landscape-level analysis of habitat selection for stopover, and (4) an opportunity to study flight behavior. In particular, radar-acoustic sensor fusion can provide information on species-specific landing behavior to indicate what portion of the population that pass over a site are available for ground-based monitoring using mist-net capture or census. In this paper, I examine the benefits of radar, infrared and acoustic technologies in the monitoring of bird migration and discuss how automated technology can augment mistnet and census data.

Keywords: radar, acoustic, technology, migration, stopover, landbirds, critical habitat, data fusion, infrared

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Millikin, Rhonda L. 2005. Migration monitoring with automated technology. In: Ralph, C. John; Rich, Terrell D., editors 2005. Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners in Flight Conference. 2002 March 20-24; Asilomar, California, Volume 2 Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191. Albany, CA: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: p. 860-870

 


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