Study

Wood storks Mycteria americana and other waders use artificial ponds created for them

  • Published source details Coulter M.C., McCort W.D. & Bryan Jr A.L. (1987) Creation of artificial foraging habitat for wood storks. Colonial Waterbirds, 203-210

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Restore or create inland wetlands

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Restore or create inland wetlands

    A study in 1986 at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, USA (Coulter et al. 1987), found that up to 94 wood storks Mycteria americana and over 210 other wading birds were seen on specially constructed and managed ponds at once. Ponds were created in a 14 ha depression and stocked with fish between 1985 and 1986.

     

Output references

What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation provides expert assessments of the effectiveness of actions, based on summarised evidence, in synopses. Subjects covered so far include amphibians, birds, terrestrial mammals, forests, peatland and control of freshwater invasive species. More are in progress.

More about What Works in Conservation

Download free PDF or purchase
The Conservation Evidence Journal

The Conservation Evidence Journal

An online, free to publish in, open-access journal publishing results from research and projects that test the effectiveness of conservation actions.

Read latest volume: Volume 17

Go to the CE Journal

Subscribe to our newsletter

Please add your details if you are interested in receiving updates from the Conservation Evidence team about new papers, synopses and opportunities.

Who uses Conservation Evidence?

Meet some of the evidence champions

Endangered Landscape Programme Red List Champion - Arc Kent Wildlife Trust The Rufford Foundation Save the Frogs - Ghana Bern wood Supporting Conservation Leaders National Biodiversity Network Sustainability Dashboard Frog Life The international journey of Conservation - Oryx British trust for ornithology Cool Farm Alliance UNEP AWFA Butterfly Conservation People trust for endangered species Vincet Wildlife Trust