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Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds

Melanie Colón
  • Christine Ann Ribic, Frank Richard Thompson III, Pamela Jo Pietz University of California Press 2012 Berkeley, California United States http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520273139

    240 pages


    Adobe PDF E-Book ISBN: 9780520954090

    ePUB Format ISBN: 9780520954090

    English Studies in Avian Biology 43 Cooper Ornithological Society 06/01/2012 0520273133 9780520273139 No value 06/01/2012 9780520954090

Declining bird populations, especially those that breed in North American grasslands, have stimulated extensive research on factors that affect nest failure and reduced reproductive success. Until now, this research has been hampered by the difficulties inherent in observing nest activities. Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds highlights the use of miniature video cameras and recording equipment yielding new important and some unanticipated insights into breeding bird biology, including previously undocumented observations of hatching, incubation, fledging, diurnal and nocturnal activity patterns, predator identification, predator-prey interactions, and cause-specific rates of nest loss. This seminal contribution to bird reproductive biology uses tools capable of generating astonishing results with the potential for fresh insights into bird conservation, management, and theory.

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