Estimate time requirements

Observation time requirement calculator

This calculator application can help you estimate the time required to conduct one round of nestbox visits for varying numbers of nestboxes. Please note that this is an ESTIMATION tool, and we cannot guarantee its accuracy if inaccurate parameter values are used.

Numbers Explanation
How many nestboxes will you manage?
Round-trip driving time (minutes) to/from nest boxes
Average minutes spent checking a nest box, including exiting vehicle, unloading ladder, approaching nest box, setting ladder, collecting data from nest box, reloading ladder, and departing (10 minutes is a typical estimate)
Number of observers checking nest boxes independently (for example, if you have a partner visiting boxes with a separate vehicle)