2016 Abaco Parrot Survey

Here is a link to the 2016 report and a quick summary from Frank Rivera-Milan from the US Fish and Wildlife Service…

Attached you will find a brief report showing the most salient results from the parrot survey. The parrot population continues to increase with numbers reaching 7,803 individuals (95% confidence interval = 6,511-9,351) in a survey region covering 36,325 hectares in central and southern Abaco.  As we already have seen, the parrot population is resilient to moderate hurricanes, and seems to be responding to sustained cat removal efforts at nesting areas in southern Abaco. Therefore, I recommend to continue cat removal efforts, and to conduct before and after reproduction surveys every 2 years to monitor population dynamics.

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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