Dr. Stewart White at the University of Glasgow has conducted ornithological research in the Payamino area every summer since 2001. This research consists of an ongoing species census, an ongoing capture-recapture study and a number of undergraduate final year projects.
The ornithological work is completed using three interlinked methods:
– Individuals identified to species and sexed if possible
– Biometrical measurements taken
– Marked with unique ring
– Surveys using various methods including Mackinnons List Technique
Overall the results have been extremely promising and show a huge variety of birds found in this area including 28 out of 31 pristine habitat 'indicator' species.
–7 range extensions
–28 out of 31 indicator species
–136 species caught
Further ornithological work will be ongoing in 2008 during the University of Glasgow Expedition (June-July) and Field Course (September) as well as during a brief visit to the area in March with as a guide on a ornitholigical ecotour. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available to visit the Payamino click here.
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