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Individual study: Response of birds to restoration of a forested wetland in Toa Baja, northern Puerto Rico

Published source details

Acevedo M.A. (2007) Bird feeding behavior as a measure of restoration success in a Caribbean forested wetland. Ornitologê Neotropical, 18, 305-310

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Restore or create inland wetlands Bird Conservation

A small controlled study from 2004-2005 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (Acevedo 2007) found that fewer bird species were recorded in an 18 ha restored forested wetland than in a natural forested wetland (nine records of five species in restored site vs. 65 records of 16 species in the natural site). In addition, only one species (yellow-faced grassquit Tiaris olivaceus) was observed foraging in the restored wetland; 40% of records in the natural site were of foraging birds. Only two records, both of northern waterthrush Seiurus novaboracensis were made at a 14 ha control (unrestored) grassland site. The restored wetland was planted with 7,000 Pterocarpus officinalis and Annona glabra trees during 1997-2000.