David McLean — August 09, 05:19PM
Looking for study protocols for bird behavior and vocalizations during the upcoming solar eclipse
W 9 Aug 2017
I am looking for any study protocols, experimental designs, or general insights into studying bird behavior and vocalizations during the upcoming solar eclipse. Information that I have been able to glean from the internet is largely anecdotal and not fully based on scientific methodology. I am planning to observe possible "return to roost" behavior of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, to survey for general birds seen and heard (likely based on breeding bird survey protocols of 3-minute count windows spread through the time of the eclipse and counting of all avian vocalizations as a metric for bird behavior during the eclipse).
I would really like to follow some, any standardized study protocol that others may also be following or using, but I have found no protocols specifically around the eclipse event. Do you have any, or are you aware of any study protocols that may be shared across this specific "citizen science" observation?
Thank you for your attention to my query.