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A method for trapping breeding adult American Oystercatchers

Journal of Field Ornithology

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Abstract

We present an efficient and effective method for trapping adult, breeding American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) that minimizes disturbance to nesting birds and the risk of trapping injuries. We used a remote controlled mechanical decoy to lure territorial adults to a leg-hold noose-mat trap. We trapped 25 birds over two seasons and were successful on 54% of our trapping attempts in 2003. We only trapped birds before the breeding season or between nesting attempts to reduce nest-site disturbance.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A method for trapping breeding adult American Oystercatchers
Series title:
Journal of Field Ornithology
Volume
76
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
46
Last page:
49
Number of Pages:
4