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Individual study: Uptake of nest boxes and consequences of nest box fidelity in wood ducks Aix sponsa at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, South Carolina, USA

Published source details

Hepp G. & Kennamer R. (1992) Characteristics and consequences of nest-site fidelity in wood ducks. The Auk, 109, 812-818


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Provide artificial nesting sites for wildfowl Bird Conservation

A replicated study at 16 areas in an open pine forest in South Carolina, USA (Hepp & Kennamer 1992), found that over nine breeding seasons (1982-90), between 19 and 44 female wood ducks Aix sponsa used nest boxes, with 120 (1982-3) or 150 (1984-90) boxes provided each year.