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An improved method to monitor nest attentiveness using radio-telemetry

June 16, 2010

An improved method of automatically monitoring nest attentiveness was designed and tested using radio-equipped American Woodcock (Scolopax minor). Shielded coaxial cable (RG-58) was extended from a receiver and placed 30 cm above the nest, with a 3.8 cm section of the inner wire exposed. Presence, absence, and activity of birds within 10.1 ? 5.2 m (SD) of the nest were clearly indicated on a Rustrak recorder while extraneous signal interference was minimized.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1989
Title An improved method to monitor nest attentiveness using radio-telemetry
DOI
Authors D.S. Licht, D.G. McAuley, J. R. Longcore, G.F. Sepik
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Field Ornithology
Series Number
Index ID 5222254
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center