Establishment of a new aviary at the National Wildlife Research Center, Florida Field Station, Gainesville, Florida
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services (WS), National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), Florida Field Station (FFS) proposes to allow the University of Florida (UF) to build an aviary on FFS property located at 2820 East University Avenue in Gainesville, Florida. The new aviary would initially be used for a 5 year study conducted by the University of Florida to assess the impact of mercury contamination on the life history of white ibis (Eudocimus albus). At the conclusion of the 5 year study, the aviary, without the ibis, would become the property of the FFS. The FFS would use the aviary in its research which focuses on finding alternative means of reducing conflicts between humans and birds including damage to crops.