Nevis Sampling Report – Blood Samples – Birds Released Unharmed

Report on the birds sampled on the island of Nevis, West Indies, April 12-17, 2012

Dr. Robert E. Ricklefs, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Dr. Stephen Latta, National Aviary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ms. Leticia Soares, Graduate Student, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Ms. Maria Pil, Graduate Student, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Mr. Mark Ludlow, PhD Student, University of Wales – Trinity Saint David, Wales, United
Kingdom & Oualie Bay, Nevis

Localities sampled:
Property of Mr. Mark Ludlow, Oualie Bay
Property of Judge Peter Rook below Golden Rock
Property of Alan and Andrea Kaye, Upper Jessup Road
Vegetation behind Mango Road Beach (Paradise Beach)
Albion Estate, above Golden Rock
Vicinity of the Race Track
Vegetation behind Lover’s Beach

Species sampled and number of samples taken (ca. 10 microliters of blood in lysis buffer plus one blood smear on a microscope slide:

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