Huxley College on the Peninsulas Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

In this study, we explored new, low-cost camera trap techniques to monitor Scarlet Macaws in one of their last two self-sustaining habitats in Costa Rica. Camera trap monitors have begun to produce new insights in avian research and we use them not only because Macaws are threatened, but their imagery can be used to enhance the public’s understanding of the connections between science and conservation efforts. We mounted camera units on two trees with nesting Macaws in Costa Rica’s Carara National Park and monitored one nest remotely for seven consecutive months.

Publication Title

Huxley Spatial Institutue

Volume

Working Paper 01-2012

Comments

Huxley Spatial Institute Department of Environmental Studies Huxley College of the Environment Western Washington University Bellingham, WA 98225-9085 (360)650-2949

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