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How anyone can help save the birds!

How anyone can help save the birds!

Scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have noticed a decline in certain species of birds over the past three decades, although an exact cause is unknown. To help better understand what might be causing the downward trend, they are inviting the public to participate in “nest watching”. Anyone can go on the website and begin tracking data on nests that they spot. By recording information on how many eggs are laid, how many hatch, and how many survive, the scientists will get a better idea of what is happening to birds around the country. So what are you waiting for? Grab a notebook and binoculars and start saving the birds!

In the Field: Song Meters allow researchers to better sample bird species in the tropics

In the Field: Song Meters allow researchers to better sample bird species in the tropics

We are always pleased to hear that our products are making life easier for scientists. That’s what one group from Charles University in Prague found when they published a study comparing conventional bird sampling using our  Song Scape feature from our Song Scope feature. The research noted that the autonomous capability of the Song Meters was highly useful in studying birds in remote areas of the tropics.

Traditionally, there are many limitations to doing such a study in the conventional way. First, there are few experts who are available in the area. Second, samples must be taken throughout the year to get the whole picture. Finally, extra care must be taken to avoid confusing or missing species in the field sampling because the area's species-rich environment.

In the end, the researchers found the Song Meters and Song Scope software an easy to-use and very efficient solution for sampling of several bird species. For more information, take a look at the poster.

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