Autonomous recording units in avian ecological research: current use and future applications

  title={Autonomous recording units in avian ecological research: current use and future applications},
  author={Julia Shonfield and Erin M. Bayne},
  journal={Avian Conservation and Ecology},
Acoustic surveys are a widely used sampling tool in ecological research and monitoring. They are used to monitor populations and ecosystems and to study various aspects of animal behavior. Autonomous recording units (ARUs) can record sound in most environments and are increasingly used by researchers to conduct acoustic surveys for birds. In this review, we summarize the use of ARUs in avian ecological research and synthesize current knowledge of the benefits and drawbacks of this technology… 

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