Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Carolina
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Carolina Project


Health and Movement Patterns of Bahamian Seabirds

September 2008 - January 2010


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • Biological Resources
White-tailed Tropicbird chick in nest crevice, Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Bahamas

Seabirds are sampled for avian influenza at colonies in the Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Geolocators are deployed on two seabird species, Audubon's Shearwater and White-tailed Tropicbird, to map annual movement patterns. These are the first efforts to map annual movements of seabirds from this region. Data will be used in conservation planning throughout the northwest Atlantic basin.

Presentations Presentation Date
Jodice, P.G.R., W. Mackin, J.A. Arnold, R. Phillips. 2009. Do Audubon’s Shearwaters alternate between long and short foraging trips when provisioning young? Pacific Seabird Group Annual Meeting, Hakodate, Japan [Poster] 2009-02-28
Jodice, P.G.R., W. Mackin, J.A. Arnold, R. Phillips. 2009. Movement patterns of Audubon’s Shearwaters breeding in the Bahamas. Atlantic Seabird Symposium, Waterbird Society Annual Meeting, Cape May, New Jersey. 2009-11-04
Jodice, P.G.R., W. Mackin, J.A. Arnold, R. Phillips. 2010. Movement patterns of Audubon’s Shearwaters and White-tailed Tropicbirds as determined by geolocators. First World Seabird Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 2010-09-10