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Quantifying observer heterogeneity in bird counts

Lindenmayer, Bruce D; Lindenmayer, David


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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