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Subject: Re: Recording Pelagic Bird Calls
From: Subramanian Sankar <>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 12:43:08 +0000
Adding the URL of the eBird checklist

On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 10:02 PM, Subramanian Sankar <> wrote:
> Hi
> I am part of a Pelagic Birdwatching Group in South India.
> The southern part of Indian peninsula is hemmed between Bay of Bengal on one
> side, Arabian Sea in the other and Indian Ocean at the bottom.
> Over the course of last 5 years regular expeditions into the sea have given
> us good data on the incidence of pelagic birds. Most of the birds migrate
> from Southern Hemisphere where they breed and winter in the oceans
> mentioned. Some of the species seen are Shearwaters, Skuas, Petrels, Jaegers
> and Terns
> More work needs to be done to understand their behaviour.
> I am particularly interested in recording the bird calls. Anyone who has
> some experience in this may suggest techniques and equipment to record bird
> calls from a moving boat in high seas.
> Birds often fly by, over fly, or sit in water quietly as we recently
> encountered a flock of nearly 300 Flesh-footed Shearwaters as our boat
> anchored nearby
> Recent video recordings from our outings can be seen from the following
> links which are edited for slow motion. However there are no audio
> recordings of bird calls.
> Cheers
> Subramanian Sankar
> Chennai, aka Madras, South India
> +919840111606 (Hand phone)

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