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Training: BBS Methodology - Point Counts [page 14/34]
Conducting a Point Count
Figure of data sheet.There are probably as many ways to count and track birds at a point as there are people conducting point counts. But many find it helpful to envision a circle superimposed upon the point count location with the observer at the center. Keeping the orientation of the circle static with regard to the surroundings, mentally divide the circle into four quadrants.
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