Gouldian Finch Surveys

Jawoyn rangers have been trailing finch survey methods with Territory NRM. Time lapse camers were placed at known finch holes, places they always drink at. We then completed 3 hour counts from daybreak over a week with results compared. It is proposed by having time lapse camera fewer people can cover a larger area.

Rangers and green army participants have been out trapping finches with researches from CDU. The research will require the collection of specimens and tissue/blood samples, for both morphometric and genetic analysis. We are wanting to participate in this research for the interest of unique and important birds on our country, to develop more research skills and contacts and to understand better ecological interactions that will inform our management plans to make better use of funding and capacity.

 

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