Study

Bird use of restoration and reference marshes within the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Atonington, Connecticut, USA

  • Published source details Brawley A.H., Warren R.S. & Askins R.A. (1998) Bird use of restoration and reference marshes within the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Atonington, Connecticut, USA. Environmental Management, 22, 625-633.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Restore or create coastal and intertidal wetlands

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Restore or create coastal and intertidal wetlands

    A controlled study in summer 1993-1994 in Spartina-dominated marsh at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area in Connecticut, USA (Brawley et al. 1998), found that wetland birds quickly recolonised tidally-restored marsh, with a 21 ha marsh reopened to tidal exchange in 1982 holding a greater species richness and abundance of birds than three ‘reference’ marshes (1.2, 8 and 19 ha) and a 12 ha marsh under restoration since around 1984.

     

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