Bird Road Kills
Bird Road Kills on the road between Baltra and Puerto Ayora.
SURVEY CARRIED OUT BY CDRS (Charles Darwin Research Station) ORNITHOLOGY DEPT.
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
ECUADOR. South America
A conservative minimum of 25 bird deaths per day.
Amounting to approx 10,000 deaths per year of a mix of 20 species.
There are peaks in the hot season and lows in the others.
Approx ratio of species killed on the road as follows:
Yellow Warbler 51%
Small Ground Finch 16%
Medium Ground Finch 9%
Smooth-billed Ani 4% INTRODUCED
Dark-billed Cuckoo 2%
Small Tree Finch 2%
Paint-billed crake 1%
Owls less than 1%