• Current status of the Endangered White-breasted Thrasher , a dry forest songbird endemic to Saint Lucia and Martinique

    3 years ago - By Caribbean Ornithology

    Abstract The Eastern Caribbean islands of Martinique and Saint Lucia are home to the Endangered White-breasted Thrasher ( Ramphocinclus brachyurus brachyurus in Martinique and R. b. sanctaeluciae in Saint Lucia). This species is among the most threatened of Caribbean birds, with fewer than 1,500 individuals range-wide. Here we review current research on its distribu­tion, demography, behavior, and population size, as well as ongoing threats and conservation work. The thrasher is restricted to three areas of dry forest within its two-island extent: the Caravelle Peninsula in Martinique, and...
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  • Status and recommendations for the recovery of the Elfin-woods Warbler in Puerto Rico

    3 years ago - By Caribbean Ornithology

    Abstract The endemic Elfin-woods Warbler occurs solely in two regions on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico: in the east at El Yunque National Forest, where it is thought to have declined, and in the west at Maricao Commonwealth Forest and adjacent private lands, where the population appears to be stable. We conducted surveys from 2012 to 2016 to de­termine the presence of a potential third population in Carite Commonwealth Forest and to validate an island-wide habitat pre­dictability model for the species. We used two different survey methods: (1) a rapid assessment using a single-season...
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  • Current population status of four endemic Caribbean forest birds in Montserrat

    3 years ago - By Caribbean Ornithology

    Abstract Deforestation is a major cause of biodiversity loss across the world, but in the Caribbean region the fate of many forest species is poorly known despite ongoing forest loss. Bird populations in Montserrat were affected by the loss of more than 50% of the island's forest cover since 1995 when the Soufrière Hills Volcano started erupting. Today, Montserrat's bird populations appear to be stable but little is known about the status of many of the species. We report on the current popula­tion trajectories of four endemic Caribbean forest birds found in Montserrat: Bridled Quail-Dove...
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  • Status of Caribbean Forest Endemics Special Issue: Editors' Foreword

    3 years ago - By Caribbean Ornithology

    Editors' Foreword
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