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Entering your counts

Here's how to enter your counts. We're after a minimum and maximum count of how many individuals of each bird species that you see or only hear in the first five minutes of your survey, and the minimum and maximum count of how many individuals you see or only hear over the whole 20 min survey (that includes the first five minutes).

That means that there are a whopping eight count fields in the project. It shouldn't be hard though.

Here are some examples to help.

Example 1: One fantail seen in the first five minutes and one fantail only heard ("meep meep") after the first five minutes.

mimumum number of individuals seen in first five minutes = 1
maximum number of individuals seen in first five minutes = 1
mimumum number of individuals heard only in first five minutes = 0
maximum number of individuals heard only in first five minutes = 0
mimumum number of individuals seen = 1
maximum number of ...more ↓

Posted on March 10, 2020 00:13 by jon_sullivan jon_sullivan | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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As part of Lincoln University's Biological Diversity course (Ecol202), we run a series of Nature Journal exercises where students practise species identifications and monitoring techniques. Mission #3 is the Backyard Bird Count, where everyone counts the birds in their back gardens and records a few things about their gardens of ...more ↓

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