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Quantifying observer heterogeneity in bird counts

Lindenmayer, David; Lindenmayer, Bruce D


An essential pilot study was designed to quantify observer heterogeneity and to compare observation methods for the detectability of forest birds in stands of Eucalyptus and Pinus radiata forest as a basis for a major research project on habitat fragmentation near Tumut, southern New South Wales. Twelve experienced observers participated in the investigation. Point interval counts, zig-zag walks and strip transects were used to count birds in both eucalypt and pine forests. The 65 species of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Austral Ecology


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