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Title: Restoration of Seabirds, Particularly Black Oystercatchers and Pigeon Guillemots, by Removing Introduced Predators

Project Year and Number: 1994: 94041

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1995: 95041

Principal Investigator (PI): Vernon Byrd, DOI

Assisting Personnel: Edgar Bailey, William Stahl

Research Location: Kodiak Island

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Black Oystercatchers , Pigeon Guillemot

Abstract: Populations of black oystercatchers and pigeon guillemots were depressed after the EVOS. Black oystercatchers and pigeon guillemots are common on fox free Shumigan Islands that have appropriate nesting habitats. Populations on islands where arctic foxes have been introduced may experience growth if the foxes are removed.

USFWS personnel will remove introduced foxes from two Shumigan Islands, Simeonof and Chernabura. The response of oystercatcher and guillemot populations to fox removal will be monitored. Follow up will be necessary in 1995 to determine whether any foxes survived and to record 1995 bird counts.


Geographic Regions Aleutian Islands
Fields of Expertise Ecology

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1994

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1994

Annual Report: 1994: View (1,017 KB)

Final Report: See Project 966

Publications from this Project: None Available

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