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Old 03-29-2009, 01:58 AM   #1
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This sounds pretty cool, I haven't personally tried it but very detailed instructions are given. Here is the link
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:18 AM   #2
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The most challenging aspect of this project is the design of the microphone. The author provided detailed instructions on how to do this.
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The comments about elevating the microphone above frog din made sense. This would be a great project for numerous groups with local Audubon chapters and schools top of the list.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:29 AM   #3
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4H groups come to mind and so do parents homeschooling their kids. This is not something I've ever seen before. What a way to get people excited about bird migrations. Many people own computers so the cost to do this would be minimal. Not too many projects out there for this kind of money. Big bang for our buck.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:21 AM   #4
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Some info from the site:

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Old Bird, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation since 2000 dedicated to facilitating acoustic monitoring of the flight calls birds give during nocturnal migration. This organization has two primary branches of activity. One is the development and distribution of information and tools for advancing the method and utility of monitoring avian night filght calls. The second is the establishment and maintenance of networks of acoustic monitoring stations for gathering and distributing night flight call data for environmental education and understanding.
Sheesh, they need to get that rewritten by a real human. It sounds like it was written by robots.
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