Project title: Breeding and foraging ecology of Black-winged stilts in Ghana.
Implementation period: March 2016 to date
Project lead: Emmanuel Nii Attram Taye/Jones Kpakpa Quartey
Many waterbirds visit the coast of Ghana during their annual migration, some stay and other just stop to replenish their energy and continue further south. Some of these waterbirds also have resident populations in Ghana. These residents breed in Ghana. Among them are the little tern (Sterna albifrons), collared pratincole (Glareola pratincole) and the Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus). This project aims as investigating the reproductive ecology as well as the feeding ecology of the Black-winged stilt to determine which factors affect the resident population. Some of the questions this project seeks to answer are; what is the reproductive rate of Black-winged stilts in Ghana? What factors affect the reproduction of Black-winged stilts in Ghana?
Donor: Caw small grants
- To describe diurnal time-activity budget of Black-winged Stilts in Ghana.
- To describe breeding behavior and measure nest success of Black-winged Stilts in Ghana.
- To describe foraging behavior and measure foraging rate of Black-winged Stilts in Ghana.