Baker Consultant ecologists develop a methodology for the identification of two distinct song types for male European Nightjars.

Baker Consultants’ Stephen Docker and Technical Director Carlos Abrahams worked together with Andrew Lowe of the Birklands Ringing Group to develop a methodology for the identification of two distinct song types for male European Nightjars.

For the study, unattended acoustic recording devices were placed at a Nightjar study site in Nottinghamshire sampling vocalisations of the birds at two points in the breeding season.  The results show that European Nightjars’ song types vary through the breeding season and this method may prove to be a minimally intrusive means of identifying numbers of Nightjar breeding pairs as opposed to just singing males.

Get access to the full (paid-for) paper online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00063657.2020.1780414?journalCode=tbis20

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Join this Online Training Webinar: Automated Recording Of Bird Assemblages, 2 July led by Carlos Abrahams

On 2 July Baker Consultants’ Technical Director Carlos Abrahams is leading a webinar as part of a programme of tutorials by WILDLABS that brings together a worldwide community of conservationists, technologists, engineers and data scientists.

The session will examine how to perform automated recording of bird assemblages where delegates will be taken through a series of techniques in the use of bioacoustics for field survey in line with the Draft Bird Bioacoustics Survey Protocol first published in December 2018 within the CIEEM membership.

To sign up for this, and other tutorials in the series, keep an eye on WILDLABS on Twitter, or take a look at the events schedule on their website here:
https://www.wildlabs.net/resources/community-announcements/wildlabs-tech-tutors-season-one

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