Today we spent the first day at the station setting up and waterproofing our automatic recording devices. These devices will record sounds and hopefully frog calls at regular intervals. We are using android smartophones with a freely available app that allows scheduling of recording periods, attached to an external microphone and a small solar panel to maintain the charge over several weeks. We will be installing these devices around Wayqecha with the hope of detecting some of the species that have gone missing since the outbreak of chytridiomycosis in the mid 2000s.
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