Did I see a banded bird?
|Presented By||Eduardo Alexandrino, Wildlife Ecology, Management and Conservation Lab, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Goal||Assess bird role in passive restoration of forest patches|
|Task||Monitor forest birds with color bands in forest patches|
Corumbataí, Microrregião de Rio Claro, Mesorregião de Piracicaba, São Paulo, Região Sudeste, Brasil
Piracicaba, Microrregião de Piracicaba, Mesorregião de Piracicaba, São Paulo, Região Sudeste, Brasil
Rio Claro, Microrregião de Rio Claro, Mesorregião de Piracicaba, São Paulo, Região Sudeste, Brasil
Since 2016, forest birds are being captured and marked with unique color band sequence in three forest patches in an agricultural landscape of southeast Brazil. This project is interested in successful visualization of those banded birds and their location inside or around these patches. The main intention of this project is to assess bird movement through these patches and provide data useful for future assessment of forest restoration potential.
|How to Join||
This project is open for all citizen nationalities. However, as Brazilian birdwatchers are also the subject of our research project, Brazilians interested in helping us should first answer an interview online (access here: https://goo.gl/forms/Bw54wofkPpCQUZ6G2). This interview will be used also as your project registration.
All studied forest patches are around 30 minutes by car of Piracicaba and the main researcher and his team are visiting one of these patches weekly (until September/2018). Thus, please, send a message for the main researcher to know about the next field days (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also visit the forest patches without the researcher team presence, however you will need to provide your own transportation to the forest patch.
In order to have good data collection we sugest all volunteers to start your birding right after the sunrise. Thus, we recommend you to sleep the night before in Piracicaba, city where the research lab is located.
|Android App URL||https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.taxeus.avepulseiras&hl=en|
|Special Skills||Identification of Brazilian birds, how to use a binoculars inside an forest habitat, birdwatching skills.|
|Ideal Age Group||High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||An hour or so|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a hike|
|Tags||bird banding, bird count, birding, birding aboard, birdwatching, brazil, forest ecology, restoration|
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