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Ethical birding call playback and conservation

Watson, D.M., Znidersic, E. and Craig, M.D. (2019) Ethical birding call playback and conservation. Conservation Biology, 33 (2). pp. 469-471.

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Until recently, bird‐watching essentials comprised 2 items—comfortable footwear and binoculars. Although field guides increased accessibility and popularity of birding, smartphones have revolutionized this pastime via birding applications that facilitate identification and play recorded calls to attract unseen birds into view. In the rush to adopt this technology, there has been little questioning of the consequences of using call playback, either for birds or birders...

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
Copyright: © 2018 Society for Conservation Biology
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