Carlos Abrahams has recently provided training in birdsong identification for the UK Acoustics Network. The workshop demonstrated how the bird population change with the seasons, and for identifying unseen birds by their acoustic signature with the use of SM4 (Song Meters). The use of SM4’s has further extended the project’s potential for identifying unseen birds by their song and their calls.
The study site, Colt Park Wood, is over 400 years old and it has never undergone a systematic ecological survey. In this site the team have been able to add 13 new species of birds to the 65 noted in Warden’s diaries between 1958-1996.