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Sampling in rugged terrain

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Sampling in rugged terrain; 1981; Book chapter; 6; Estimating Numbers of Terrestrial Birds; Dawson, D.K.

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Work in rugged terrain poses some unique problems that should be considered before research is initiated. Besides the obvious physical difficulties of crossing uneven terrain, topography can influence the bird species? composition of a forest and the observer's ability to detect birds and estimate distances. Census results can also be affected by the slower rate of travel on rugged terrain. Density figures may be higher than results obtained from censuses in similar habitat on level terrain because of the greater likelihood of double-recording of individuals and of recording species that sing infrequently. In selecting a census technique, the researcher should weigh the efficiency and applicability of a technique for the objectives [...]

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D.K. Dawson
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D.K. Dawson
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Cooper Ornithological Society

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