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The foldable 'Ottenby' walk-in trap : a handy and efficient wader trap for expedition conditions

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posted on 01.08.2005, 00:00 authored by Å Lindström, Marcel KlaassenMarcel Klaassen, R Lanctot
We describe the history, construction, and use of a portable walk-in wader trap (i.e., modified Ottenby trap) designed to be used in field expedition conditions. It is rectangular-shaped, 120 × 41 × 32 cm when operational, weighs between 1.5 and 2 kg (depending on materials used) and can be folded flat for easy transportation. It consists of several metal frames filled with fishing net, and has a netted roof attached by an elastic chord. Traps are placed either singly or in groups, with the optimal trapping situation occurring when birds are feeding along some kind of leading line such as the edge of a estuary, lake, or other water body. The trap is highly efficient for waders up to around 100 g, but is also suitable for ground-feeding passerines.

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Journal

Wader study group bulletin

Volume

107

Issue

1

Pagination

50 - 53

Publisher

National Centre for Ornithology, International Wader Study Group

Location

Beaumaris, Vic.

ISSN

0260-3799

Language

eng

Notes

Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, International Wader Study Group

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