Accession Number : ADA323206

Title :   Techniques for Studying Nest Success of Ducks in Upland Habitats in the Prairie Pothole Region,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE JAMESTOWN ND NORTHERN PRAIRIE WILDLIFE RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Klett, Albert T. ; Duebbert, Harold F. ; Faanes, Craig A. ; Higgins, Kenneth F.

PDF Url : ADA323206

Report Date : 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Selected procedures are described for conducting nesting studies of upland nesting ducks in the prairie pothole region. Emphasis is on the use of standard procedures so that comparable results can be obtained. Major topics addressed are finding nests by flushing hens with drags pulled by vehicles, recording of appropriate data, and calculating nest success rates. Techniques are described for conducting nest searches, candling eggs in the field, determining fate of clutches, and identifying species from evidence at nests.

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *GRASSLANDS, *NESTING(ANIMALS), *DUCKS, INCUBATION, EGGS, WILDLIFE, ECOLOGY, CANDLES.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE