Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis ) Colony Initiation Attempts : Translocations and Decoys

  title={Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis ) Colony Initiation Attempts : Translocations and Decoys},
  author={Scott R. Walter and MICHAEL R. CARLOSS and Thomas Jake Hess and Giridhar A. Athrey and Paul. L. Leberg},
—Within the context of a limited number of Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) breeding sites, promoting new colonies can mitigate localized threats to regional populations. To assess the efficacy of short-distance (~5 km) translocations and use of decoys to establish new colonies, and thereby increase statewide population viability, research was conducted within the Isles Dernieres archipelago, Louisiana. Translocations of 323 Brown Pelican chicks to an un-colonized island were performed… CONTINUE READING


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