Owl survey is a real hoot

时间:2019-03-01 07:19:03166网络整理admin

Ever wanted to chat with a bird of prey? Volunteers taking part in a conservation project will soon exchange “hoots” with owls via mobile phone. For the last four years biologists at Maine Audubon wildlife centre in Falmouth have been enlisting volunteers to go into local woods at night and play recorded owl hoots. This prompts nearby owls to respond, helping the researchers estimate which owls live where, and monitor how populations vary between areas and over time. However, there is no way to check whether the same owl responses are being counted multiple times,