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Léna de Framond Benard (2018): Breeding birds in the Munich Botanical Garden: assessment of the 2018 populations and methods for future monitoring. [article, poster, presentation]

Abstract – Breeding birds of the Botanical Garden Munich
A comprehensive census of the birds in the Munich Botanical Garden during the 2018 breeding season revealed the presence of 45 bird species, of which 27 were effectively breeding. The analysis of the birds’ behaviour and territories enabled me to determine the optimal route for future monitoring. This 785 m long route ensures the detection of all breeding species, but is insufficient to assess their density. Therefore, between-species comparisons should be avoided. Based on the birds’ phenology and behaviour and published protocols for bird monitoring, I recommend two counting sessions on sunny days, one at the end of April and one at the beginning of June, each beginning fifteen minutes after sunrise.


Optimal route