Posted by: purplepaula1 | November 27, 2009

Birdsongs are helping scientists count bird populations

A BBC News story today highlights findings published in the Journal of Applied Ecology into the new technique. The researchers used four microphones to record birdsong and, using a computational method, converted it into an estimated population desnity within the given area.

Dr Andy Musgrove, of the British Trust for Ornithology, feels that the new technique could be a particularly valuable approach for hard to reach areas, such as reed beds.

To read the full BBC News story click here.


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