Wood Ducks and Nest Boxes: History, Current Research, and Management Tips
The Coastal Discovery Museum will welcome Beau Bauer on January 24 at 2 pm for this
presentation as part of our Discovery Lecture series. Wood duck recovery from
near extinction in the early 20 th century is largely due to the implementation of
thousands of next boxes throughout the species’ range. Despite thriving across
their range, little is known about the current effectiveness of next boxes in regard
to growing and sustaining these populations. Join us to learn more about the
history of wood duck nest boxes, multi-state research efforts examining their
contributions to population growth, and management tips.
Beau Bauer is a Certified Wildlife Biologist for Nemours Wildlife Foundation where
Conducts a variety of wildlife and habitat research and coordinates collaborative
research efforts across the southeast.
The cost for this virtual program is $7 and reservations are required by calling 843-
689-6767 ext. 223. The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head
Island. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9-4:30 and Sunday from 11-3.