Assessment of some important factors affecting the singing-ground survey

Wildlife Research Report


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A brief history of the procedures used to analyze singing-ground survey data is outlined. Some weaknesses associated with the analytical procedures are discussed, and preliminary results of efforts to improve the procedures are presented. The most significant finding to date is that counts made by new observers need not be omitted when calculating an index of the woodcock population. Also, the distribution of woodcock heard singing, with respect to time after sunset, affirms the appropriateness of recommended starting times for counting woodcock. Woodcock count data fit the negative binomial probability distribution.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Assessment of some important factors affecting the singing-ground survey
Series title Wildlife Research Report
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description v, 191
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Federal Government Series
Larger Work Title Woodcock ecology and management
First page 6
Last page 11
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