Date: 7/1/17 11:24 am
From: 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Rare Illinois breeding birds, birding ethics and the law
Fran & all,
Actually, no, that isn't what I meant to say. I meant to say I have used tapes to attract my fair share of birds (in general). I thought I had looked this over well enough to edit/correct something like that. However, with that being said, I have called in quite a number of threatened and endangered species during the breeding season while playing the recordings that I must play at all of my wetland study sites for work as a scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey. Standard protocol for conducting such wetland bird surveys for breeding wetland birds calls for playing the species call for one minute, then listening (in silence) for one minute, for each of about 9 wetland bird species. These surveys are conducted at randomly chosen sites (by a computer), so virtually all of them are conducted on private property or in areas where there is virtually no birding, and definitely in areas with little to no birding "pressure". Thanks for catching that faux pas though. Good birding!

Steve Bailey
Mundelein (Lake Co.)

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