Gull Predation and Breeding Success of Common Eiders on Stratton Island, Maine

@inproceedings{Donehower2008GullPA,
  title={Gull Predation and Breeding Success of Common Eiders on Stratton Island, Maine},
  author={Christina E. Donehower and David Mck. Bird},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract Common Eider (Somateria mollissima dresseri) breeding success and gull-eider interactions were studied at Stratton Island, Maine in 2004 and 2005. Eiders suffered little nest predation, and most egg losses to gulls were either facilitated by researcher intrusions or confined to newly initiated, unattended nests. Despite high nest success (>80%) in both study years, predation watches indicated that few, if any, ducklings survived to fledging as a result of extreme harassment and… 
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