Of Drones and Cranes: UAV Technology Aids California Bird Conservation » Hundreds of species of birds, including waterfowl and sandhill cranes, rely on Staten Island’s rich farmland, much of which is flooded for winter habitat after crops are harvested. Staten Island is managed by Conservation Farms and Ranches, an affiliate

It can be difficult for human observers to accurately count birds when they are in large flocks, as is often the case at California's Staten Island. Photo: © Erika Nortemann

It can be difficult for human observers to accurately count birds when they are in large flocks, as is often the case at California’s Staten Island. Photo: © Erika Nortemann

(ALL RIGHTS) October 2010. Hundreds of species of birds, including waterfowl and sandhill cranes, rely on Staten Island’s rich farmland, much of which is flooded for winter habitat after crops are harvested. Staten Island is managed by Conservation Farms and Ranches, an affiliate organization created by the Conservancy in December 2002. Photo credit: Erika Nortemann/© 2010 The Nature Conservancy


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