NETWORKING Partnering to Survey For Terrestrial
October 10, 2019
Taken By: Christopher Johnson
Photo of a Bahama Yellowthroat
BNT National Park Photo Contest Winner 2019
BNT joins forces with Birds Caribbean, National Audubon, and other partners to put together a comprehensive terrestrial team.
The BNT will be working with Birds Caribbean, National Audubon, and other partners to put together a comprehensive terrestrial team. The team will need to collect information on ta number of avian species including Bahama parrots, the critically endangered Bahama Nuthatch, and Bahamian endemics: the Bahama Woodstar, Bahama Warbler, Bahama Swallow, Bahama Yellow Throat and the Olive capped Warbler, a regional endemic. The terrestrial surveys will document the impact of the hurricane on birds in general , insects, fresh water fish , forest ecosystems , arthropods and lizards and amphibians. The team will be looking at Population status – confirm sightings, behaviors and estimate abundance as well as documenting food source availability. The team will also look at hydrological impacts, testing for salinity and mapping water above and below ground.