UAS Magazine - UAS proves value in U.S. Fish & Wildlife pelican survey
Using an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to count pelicans nesting at the Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada demonstrated the value of UAS to achieve a far more accurate bird count while reducing risks and lowering costs.
Last May, Mark Bauer, a UAS pilot and geospatial analyst with the U.S. Geological Survey, made three flights over Anaho Island with a fixed-wing AeroVironment RQ-11A Raven as part of an annual pelican survey conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.