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1 May 2009 A Remote Videography System for Monitoring Beavers
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We developed a remote videography system for monitoring behavior and demography of beavers (Castor canadensis) inside lodges and bank dens. Videography systems taped 6 beaver colonies for 1,080 hours and recorded 300 hours of beaver activity. Upon viewing videotape, we could characterize 86% of beaver activity into 1 of 12 behavioral categories. Of 26 individually marked beavers, we observed 8 (31%) on videotape and obtained a complete count of kits in 4 of 5 colonies. The remote videography system was generally useful and can provide wildlife biologists with demographic and behavioral information to support population modeling and management programs for beavers.

Craig K. Bloomquist and Clayton K. Nielsen "A Remote Videography System for Monitoring Beavers," Journal of Wildlife Management 73(4), 605-608, (1 May 2009). https://doi.org/10.2193/2008-200
Published: 1 May 2009
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