PIs: Patrick Jodice (South Carolina Cooperative Research Unit) and Ken Meyer (Avian Research and Conservation Institute)
Collaborators: Susan Zaluski (Jost van Dyke Preservation Society), Louise Soanes (University of Liverpool)
Conservation of Magnificent Frigatebirds in the Virgin Islands is a collaborative effort to improve our understanding of the ecology of frigatebirds in the Virgin Islands and surrounding areas. Very little is known about the movement patterns of this species during the breeding or nonbreeding seasons. We satellite-tagged 3 birds in April 2014.
Collaborators: USGS South Carolina Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, Avian Research and Conservation Institute, Jost van Dykes Preservation Society, University of Liverpool, Clemson University
Funding & Direct Support provided by: USGS, Avian Research and Conservation Institute, UK Overseas Territory Project Fund, BVI Office of the Governor, and the UK Darwin Initiative.
Additional support was provided by Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, National parks Trust of the Virgin Islands, and the BVI Department of Conservation & Fisheries.