Hi Wim I am in an unexplored part of the world – Mozambique – doing NFC recording and indeed it is very hard. Some birds do seem to make daytime type calls but I have dozens of calls which I just don’t have a clue. I think most of them are herons, ibises and rallids – which have been on the move recently – but some I cant even place to family. All the more difficult are the range of calls of bats, cats, dogs and the noises that seem to be man made to cloud the interpretations too. I have shared a few calls but it is even harder for someone who doesn’t know the local avifauna to advise. Something as simple as what would seem to be an obvious Moorhen could be Lesser Moorhen or indeed a bunch of little known other rallids. Baiilon’s Crake has recently arrived in local wetlands in unprecedented numbers, for instance, a species that I would have previously excluded as almost impossible and makes a huge range of vocalisations (some that sound like a Moorhen!).
So it is tough and any guidance from the group would be most welcome. Cheers Gary Allport Maputo, Mozambique From: bounce-2448219-56897...@mm.list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-2448219-56897...@mm.list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Wim van Dam Sent: 30 January 2018 09:51 To: nf...@cornell.edu Subject: [nfc-l] How do we know NFCs? So as I'm starting to learn about NFCs the obvious question came to me: how do we know what we currently know? Do we typically infer ID features from daytime flight calls where we can visually verify our IDs? Or are night calls too different from daytime ones, meaning that we have/had to find other ways of matching calls with birds (netting, night time visual observations, etc)? Imagine somebody trying to get into NFCs in an unexplored part of the world. How does such a person start? Thanks. Wim van Dam Solvang, CA (USA) -- NFC-L List Info: Welcome and Basics � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_WELCOME<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_WELCOME> Rules and Information � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_RULES<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_RULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive � http://email@example.com/maillist.html<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds � http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L> Birding.ABA.Org<http://Birding.ABA.Org> � http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NFC<http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NFC> Please submit your observations to eBird! ��http://ebird.org/content/ebird/<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/> -- Please consider biodiversity and the environment before deciding whether to print this message and any attachments. The content of this e-mail is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you have received this communication in error, be aware that forwarding it, copying it, or in any way disclosing its content to any other person, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the author by replying to this e-mail immediately. The BirdLife International Partnership is a Partnership of over 110 conservation organizations around the world. BirdLife International the Secretariat to the Partnership is a UK registered company no. 2985746, registered Charity no. 1042125, registered address: David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ, UK. BirdLife International Secretariat Regional Offices: Amman, Brussels, Nairobi, Quito, Suva, Singapore, Tokyo. -- NFC-L List Info: Welcome and Basics � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_WELCOME Rules and Information � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_RULES Subscribe, Configuration and Leave � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm Archives: The Mail Archive � http://email@example.com/maillist.html Surfbirds � http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L Birding.ABA.Org � http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NFC Please submit your observations to eBird! ��http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --