BUMP: Using Passive Acoustic Monitoring for Montezuma Quail and Owls

Sul Ross State University
June 12, 2023
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Job Title BUMP: Using Passive Acoustic Monitoring for Montezuma Quail and Owls Location Alpine Department Borderlands Research Institute Job No. Posting Date 04/19/2023 End Date Until Filled Yes Appointment Date Salary $10/hr for 20-40 hours per week Required

• Strong work ethic • Organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines • Must be willing to work independently and as part of a team • Must be available to work over the summer • Must be able to present findings at Sul Ross State University and at least 1 wildlife-related conference • Must be a Texas resident • GPA of 2.5 or greater • Dedication of 20-40 hrs/wk to research

Preferred Staffing Reason Institutional Primary Responsibilities

Project Description Determining habitat use and population dynamics for Montezuma quail is difficult due to their cryptic behavior and tendency to crouch and freeze when disturbed. Additionally, accessibility of habitat to study these birds is challenging due to mountainous conditions where they're located.

This research will utilize Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) techniques and methodologies to estimate occupancy and abundance of Montezuma quail in the Trans-Pecos. PAM allows for unattended and non-invasive monitoring by recording quail vocalizations using Autonomous Recording Units (ARU).

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What: • Program ARUs for deployment in the field • Field-deploy ARUs using defined protocoal • Monitor/refresh/replace ARU components, batteries, and units to maintain data collection protocol integrity • Assist with vocalized data management • Maintain vehicle and equipment in safe operating order • Complete other duties as assigned (ie: simultaneously operate ARUs to capture and organize vocalized data of northern saw-whet owls; help sort recordings according to species; misc. other duties)

When: Summer 2023

Where: • Davis Mountains Preserve (The Nature Conservancy), Jeff Davis County • Possibly surrounding private properties

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