Portable platforms for setting rocket nets in open-water habitats were developed and used to capture 1116 waterfowl of seven species during September and October 1991 and 1992 in southwestern Louisiana. Incidence of mortality (1% of captured birds) and escape (3% of captured birds) was low. Rocket-netting from platforms was a reliable and efficient technique for capturing waterfowl, and should be applicable to other avian species using open-water habitats.
|Title||Portable platforms for setting rocket nets in open-water areas|
|Authors||R. R. Cox, A. D. Afton|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Journal of Field Ornithology|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||National Wetlands Research Center|