New bird records for the Island of St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean, with notes on other significant sightings

H. Madden, Roberto Hensen, S. Piontek, Steffan Walton, J.P. Verdaat, S.C.V. Geelhoed, J. Stapel, A.O. Debrot

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Abstract

The avifauna of the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Eustatius has been little studied. We document 22 new bird species for the island and update the status of several important species based on our recent observations. The documented avifauna of
the island amounts to 75 published species records. We conclude by pointing out several positive developments in the avifauna and ascribe these to the combined effects of reduced hunting, the legal establishment of protected park areas, and a growing environmental awareness among the island’s inhabitants
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-34
JournalThe Journal of Caribbean Ornithology
Volume28
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • avifauna
  • Dutch Caribbean
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • St. Eustatius

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