Development of camera technology for monitoring nests

W. Andrew Cox, M. Shane Pruett, Thomas J. Benson, Scott J. Chiavacci, Frank R. Thompson, III

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Photo and video technology has become increasingly useful in the study of avian nesting ecology. However, researchers interested in using camera systems are often faced with insufficient information on the types and relative advantages of available technologies. We reviewed the literature for studies of nests that used cameras and summarized them based on study objective and the type of technology used. We also designed and tested two video systems that we used for three nest predator and behavioral studies. We found 327 studies that recorded 255 bird species spanning 19 orders. Cameras were most commonly used to
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVideo Surveillance of Nesting Birds
EditorsC. A. Ribic, F. R. Thompson, P. J. Pietz
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameStudies in Avian Biology no. 43


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