Study

Provision of nest cages to reduce little ringed plover Charadrius dubius nest predation at Welney, Norfolk, England

  • Published source details Gulickx M.M.C. & Kemp J.B. (2007) Provision of nest cages to reduce little ringed plover Charadrius dubius nest predation at Welney, Norfolk, England. Conservation Evidence, 4, 30-32

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Physically protect nests with individual exclosures/barriers or provide shelters for chicks of waders

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Physically protect nests with individual exclosures/barriers or provide shelters for chicks of waders

    A small, replicated, before-and-after study at a site in eastern England (Gulickx & Kemp 2007) found that the average productivity of little ringed plover Charadrius dubius increased from 0.6 chicks/pair during 1984–95 to 1.6 chicks/pair during 1996–2005 following the protection of nests with wire cages (61 x 61 x 30.5 cm cages with 5 x 5 cm mesh). The average number of nesting pairs at the site increased from 1.3 pairs/year prior to nest protection to 7.6 pairs/year after protection.

     

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