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Mist-nets are another trapping method used to capture spectacled eiders (and other waterfowl species) on Kigigak Island. Mist nets are made from nylon and vary in mesh size and length. Mist nets typically have three to four panels that overlap to form 'pockets'. When a bird strikes the net, it drops into a pocket and become entangled. Mists nets are traditionally positioned vertically so that flying birds will hit the net and fall into the pockets. Mist-nets on Kigigak are being used to trap females that are sitting on their nest. Because of this, the the mist-nets have been modified so that there is only one large pocket. Poles are attached to either side of the mist net and The mist net is streched out horizontally between two people. The mist net is held taught while the researchers walk to where the female is sitting on her nest. USFWS Yukon Delta NWR Photo Credit: Matt Stevens Public domain
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