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


Participating Agencies

  • Biological Resources

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.