Collecting data on wildlife that are at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay just became more efficient says Independent Wildlife Biologist Gary Casper. On Friday, Crossroads received a lecture from Casper. Stationed out of Slinger, WI, Casper gave a presentation detailing acoustic monitoring data and using that for planting habitat restoration. Casper installed a handful of monitors at Crossroads, and then touched on them in his presentation.
Casper explained that acoustic monitoring, which is putting digital recorders in the habitat that will pick up animal sounds, will greatly expand their accessibility to gaining data.
Casper also noted that it’s more than just animal sounds that people will be able to research because the recorders will help pick up tendencies as well.
This is supposed to be a lot easier than how data collecting was done in the past, when researchers would often have to go out with binoculars at limited parts of the day and write down what they see.