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Use of drones in survey of bird population filmed by NDR

Last adjustment of the drone.

BioConsult SH annually monitors breeding populations in bird colonies in selected areas of the Wadden Sea using drones. In a report on the ornithological station on the island of Amrum, the NDR team also documented our staff at work. To find the report in the NDR media centre click here.

Sea birds breeding along the coast are counted every year. In this way, population developments as well as changes in the species composition can be determined. Usually, a lot of work is involved in counting the birds using binoculars and spotting scopes.

Use of drones and high-resolution cameras can support this work in bird colonies. Analysis of aerial photographs will enhance the accuracy of counts and at the same time minimise potential disturbances caused by the observer.

For further information on different areas of use of drones at BioConsult SH click here.