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The following schedule is from the 72nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies which was held October 21-24, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. 
Monday, October 22 • 1:40pm - 2:00pm
SYMPOSIUM-02: Managing Nest Boxes for Wood Ducks: What Have We Learned?

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AUTHORS: Gary R. Hepp, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University; Robert A. Kennamer, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

ABSTRACT: Artificial nesting structures have been used to enhance the availability of wood duck (Aix sponsa) nest sites for the last 80 years. Nest boxes have been erected in every state, and some states and private organizations have very active nest box programs. Nest boxes have been the focus of much research including the earliest work by Frank Bellrose and Art Hawkins. Using these studies, we will review the proper management of nest boxes that will include nest box design, frequency of maintenance, spacing and placement, brood parasitism, and their potential impacts on local and continental wood duck populations. Finally, with the regeneration of hardwood forests in much of eastern North America, we will address the question of whether nest boxes are still needed.

Monday October 22, 2018 1:40pm - 2:00pm
Grand Bay II

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