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Individual study: Provision of nest cages to reduce predation of little ringed plovers Charadrius dubius at Kingfishers Bridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Published source details

Gulickx M.M.C., Kemp J.B., Beecroft R.C. & Green A.C. (2007) Provision of nest cages to reduce predation of little ringed plovers Charadrius dubius at Kingfishers Bridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Conservation Evidence, 4, 49-50


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Physically protect nests with individual exclosures/barriers or provide shelters for chicks of waders Bird Conservation

A small trial in eastern England (Gulickx et al. 2007) found that neither of two little ringed plover Charadrius dubius nests that were protected by wire cages (61 x 61 x 30.5 cm cages with 5 x 5 cm mesh) in 2005 and 2006 were lost to predation.