Monday, May 1, 2023

Såli Census 2023

In mid-March, the EBL field crew finished a census of the Såli population on Andersen Air Force Base in Yigo, Guam. This is an intensive effort that involves 3 full week-long counts of the population, plus additional counts of surrounding forest and village areas. We count all the birds we see, but focus especially on color-banded birds to get the most precise count possible. We are interested in both the size and the demography of the population (how many birds in each age class - lots of juveniles and subadults in these). In 2018 we estimated around 1,500 Såli in the population. Stay tuned to fined out the results of this year's count!  📷 by Martin Kastner

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