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Looking for birdwatchers or ornithologists from the National Quiet Zone (1 Viewer)

Purple Heron

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I would really like to compare notes with birdwatchers or ornithologists from the National Quiet Zone. I believe there are no mobile communications towers there. Where I live, in Greece, I have been noticing serious declines in bird numbers since 4G came online (see attachment). If you live in the National Quiet Zone, are you seeing diminishing bird numbers? Are they resident birds or migratory birds? Any info would be much appreciated.
 

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etudiant

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It may be that 4G is getting installed first where there are more people, so that the declining numbers of birds are a consequence of human pressures rather than EM pollution.
That said, you pose an interesting hypothesis. Presumably 4G zones should show less productive nests, something that field work could verify. Here in the US however, I don't know of any National Quiet Zone apart from the area around Green Banks, WVa, where there is a several mile wide space reserved for sensitive radio telescopes.
 

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