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Subject: RE: recording owl vocalizations
From: "Martyn Stewart" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 08:50:17 -0700
Before they do this can they shoot the tree loggers first and see that this
was the real problem?!!!


Martyn Stewart
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-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of 1GDW
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] recording owl vocalizations

Check this out!
Gerald White  Muscatine, IA

--- In  "Rich Peet" <>
> --- In  "wahpenayo"
> wrote:
> > I am calling the owls in by imitating their calls. They are
> > to me as an intruder in their territory, or as a nearby
> > owl. It's part of an experiment I'm conducting to compare barred
> > responsiveness to barred owl calls vs. spotted owl calls. It's a
> > small slice of the huge research effort ongoing for spotted owls.
> >
> > I'm keeping track of how long it takes them to respond, what
> > they use, the duration of their response, etc. If I record it, I
> > don't have to madly try to write everything down.
> >
> Doesn't someone else here see a problem in using playback of an
> endangered species sound to a competitor species that has been
> identified causing a hybrid problem.
> These owls are already being over surveyed by too many groups with
> use of playback and are already being over banded by the use of
> playback.  Is there one oldgrowth area anywhere where these owls
> being left alone?  Can't get my support to teach more barred owls
> the spotted owl calls are a usual sound.  Can't get my support to
> use playback on an endangered species for the purpose of advocating
> continued clearcut of forrests.  This sure looks like way to much
of a
> risk of ending up with a pile more "Barred X Spotted" Owls.
> Rich

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Loudspeakers are not birds,
A listening room is not nature."
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