Fitz News in Africa - Birds & Birding: New project to assess petrel status

18 Sep 2012 - 14:30

PFIAO. 2012. New project to assess petrel status. Africa Birds & Birding 17(4):22.

"Many seabird populations are easy to monitor, because their adults gather in colonies to breed each year. However, most petrels breed in burrows and only return to their nests after dark, making it difficult to estimate their populations. A new Fitztitute project has begun at Marion Island to assess how petrel populations have fared since cats were eradicated from the island more than 20 years ago..."  More...

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