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The role of helicopters in seabird censusing

June 9, 2009

The advantages and disadvantages of fixed-wing, helicopter, photographic, vidoegraphic, and ground-count methods of surveying and censusing seabirds are described and compared. Critical terminology is distinguished, and use of small helicopters with multiple, trained observers is firmly recommended for work with diurnal, non-burrow-nesting seabirds in the West Indies and elsewhere. Details of how to use helicopters effectively are provided, along with recommendations for aerial photography, and for data recording, analysis, and presentation.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2000
Title The role of helicopters in seabird censusing
Authors P. A. Buckley, F. G. Buckley
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 5211055
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center