Developing a census method based on sight counts to estimate rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) numbers

  title={Developing a census method based on sight counts to estimate rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) numbers},
  author={Dylan Poole and D. Cowan and Graham C. Smith},
  journal={Wildlife Research},
A rabbit-census method, based on systematic counts conducted at night or at dawn and dusk, was developed and validated in terms of estimating the total number of rabbits present in a given area. Initially, models were developed under semi-natural conditions to describe the relationships between the numbers of rabbits counted and population size. Confidence limits were also calculated. The models were developed by comparing rabbit counts with the actual number of rabbits present, from a known… 

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