Non-invasive method of monitoring the presence of wildlife in nature
Up to date, we have used camera traps to monitor the presence of the lynx. It occurred to us that this non-invasive method of monitoring wildlife could also be useful in ornithology, so we placed camera traps in two pre-defined positions which the eagle-owl visits regularly within its habitat.
After only eight days we were rewarded with the first photographic evidence of the bird’s presence. The eagle-owl was “caught” by a camera trap! This method enables us not only to monitor the frequency with which the eagle-owl visits specific perches to rest or observe its surrounding, but also to document its prey.
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