Individual study: Wood ducks Aix sponsa do not use nest boxes erected in a hardwood swamp in Connecticut, USA
Frank W.J. (1948) Wood duck nesting box usage in Connecticut. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 12, 128-136
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Provide artificial nesting sites for wildfowl
A replicated study in 1941-6 at a wetland site in Connecticut, USA (Frank 1948), found that wood ducks Aix sponsa nested in only 12 of 274 nest boxes (4%) erected between 3.6 m and 7.3 m off the ground. In contrast, up to 67% of boxes were occupied by grey squirrels Sciurus carolinensis at once, with other rodents and insects also occupying boxes.