Effects of Tourist Disturbance on Wood Stork Nesting Success and Breeding Behavior in the Brazilian Pantanal

@inproceedings{Bouton2005EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of Tourist Disturbance on Wood Stork Nesting Success and Breeding Behavior in the Brazilian Pantanal},
  author={Shannon N. Bouton and Peter C. Frederick and Cristiano Dosualdo Rocha and Alexandre T. Barbosa Dos Santos and Tara C Bouton},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract Large colonies of nesting ciconiiform birds have recently become an important tourist attraction in the Brazilian Pantanal. Visits to these colonies are uncontrolled and there is growing concern about disturbance to the breeding birds. In 1998, an experiment was conducted using different treatments within a single, large, heavily visited colony to assess the effects of different kinds of tourist viewing on the breeding behavior and nesting success of the Wood Stork (Mycteria americana… 

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