A Multi-Regional Assessment of Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus) Occupancy Within Managed Forests Using Autonomous Recording Units
Wednesday, February 9
Over the past half century, many eastern forest birds have experienced significant population declines. These declines have in part been attributed to habitat loss and degradation. State and federal agencies have initiated conservation efforts to improve habitat conditions for several forest dependent wildlife. The recent availability of low-cost autonomous recording units (ARUs) has shown great promise to facilitate monitoring, particularly for species that are logistically difficult to survey (e.g., nocturnal species). A collaborative research project involving research scientists from the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, University of Pittsburgh and University of Maryland deployed ARUs across hundreds of managed forests from North Carolina to Maine to assess whip-poor-will occupancy.
In this presentation, project lead Jeffery (JT) Larkin will discuss whip-poor-will ecology and share initial monitoring results.
Visit the Seacoast Chapter website for further details and to register for the free zoom talk.