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A mobile target-netting technique for canopy birds

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Stoleson, Scott; Ordiway, Linda; Thomas, Emily H.; Watts, Donald.

Year Published

2016

Publication

North American Bird Bander. 41(2): 57-61.

Abstract

Mist-netting of birds is a well-established and much used method for capturing birds for banding, taking blood, feather, or tissue samples, attaching radio transmitters or light-sensitive geolocators, and other purposes (Karr 1981, Dunn and Ralph 2004). Mistnets are typically ground based, with individual nets stretched between poles and extending 2.6 m high. Captures in ground-based mist-nets tend to be biased against canopy-dwelling species; however, (Pagen et al. 2002, Mallory et al. 2004) to compensate for this bias, numerous bird and bat researchers have developed methods to get nets higher into forest canopies.

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​Stoleson, Scott H.; Ordiway, Linda; Thomas, Emily H.; Watts, Donald. 2016. A mobile target-netting technique for canopy birds. North American Bird Bander. 41(2): 57-61.

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