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Training: BBS Methodology - Point Counts [page 20/34]
Conducting a BBS Point Count (continued)
  • Do not count any individuals known or strongly suspected to have been counted at a previous stopAbsolutely no method of coaxing birds should be used during the 3-min counts.
    If uncertain about the identification of a bird detected at a stop, it is okay to occasionally spend a minute or two after the count verifying the identification. But this should not be done habitually or for extended time periods because you may exceed the time limit for completing the route.
  • Do not count any individuals known or strongly suspected to have been counted at a previous stop. This situation can often occur with soaring species like vultures and some raptors.
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