With Season 1 in the bag, I’m happy to report that the Borneo Rainforest Project is full-steam-ahead. As I plan and prep for Season 2, I’m pleased to be able to share our successes.
Roughly one month into the first field season, work proceeds on such an intense schedule that I haven’t had time to update the blog. We have settled on a design of six plots: three treatment (twice-logged forest) and three control (primary forest), each with two transects of 15 nets each and within that, five zones of three nets each, all to be sampled for two days each and repeated three times over the season. Suffice to say, it adds up to a large sample.
In a few weeks, I head off for the first field season in my new position managing the avian studies at Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC) in Sabah, Malaysia (on the island of Borneo). I’m starting this blog both to keep a record for myself and to share photos and stories with interested friends and fellow ornithologists and bird nerds.