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Arctic Shorebirds in North America : A Decade of Monitoring.

Author/Creator:
Bart, Jonathan Robert.
Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (317 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Studies in Avian Biology Ser.
Studies in Avian Biology Ser. ; v.44
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Subjects:
Shore birds -- Canada, Northern.
Shore birds -- Alaska.
Bird surveys -- Canada, Northern.
Bird surveys -- Alaska.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Each year shorebirds from North and South America migrate thousands of miles to spend the summer in the Arctic. There they feed in shoreline marshes and estuaries along some of the most productive and pristine coasts anywhere. With so much available food they are able to reproduce almost explosively; and as winter approaches, they retreat south along with their offspring, to return to the Arctic the following spring. This remarkable pattern of movement and activity has been the object of intensive study by an international team of ornithologists who have spent a decade counting, surveying, and observing these shorebirds. In this important synthetic work, they address multiple questions about these migratory bird populations. How many birds occupy Arctic ecosystems each summer? How long do visiting shorebirds linger before heading south? How fecund are these birds? Where exactly do they migrate and where exactly do they return? Are their populations growing or shrinking? The results of this study are crucial for better understanding how environmental policies will influence Arctic habitats as well as the far-ranging winter habitats used by migratory shorebirds.
Contents:
Cover
Contents
Contributors
Foreword
Part I: Introduction
1 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
2 METHODS
Part II: Regional Reports
3 SHOREBIRD SURVEYS IN WESTERN ALASKA
4 NORTH SLOPE OF ALASKA
5 YUKON NORTH SLOPE AND MACKENZIE DELTA
6 SOUTHAMPTON AND COATS ISLANDS
7 PRINCE CHARLES, AIR FORCE, AND BAFFIN ISLANDS
8 SMALL-SCALE AND RECONNAISSANCE SURVEYS
Part III: Methodology
9 AERIAL SURVEYS: A WORTHWHILE ADD-ON TO PRISM SURVEYS, ESPECIALLY IN THE INTERIOR
10 SURVEY METHODS FOR WHIMBREL
11 TIER 2 SURVEYS
12 ARCTIC PRISM TIER 3: PROGRESS NOTES FROM THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES-NUNAVUT BIRD CHECKLIST SURVEY
13 DESIGN OF FUTURE SURVEYS
Part IV: Synthesis
14 SUMMARY
15 PRIORITIES FOR FUTURE PRISM SURVEYS
Appendix A: Other methods for estimating trends of arctic birds
Appendix B: Regional density estimates
Appendix C: Common, scientific, and abbreviated names for species included in the volume
Literature Cited
Index
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Contributor:
Johnston, Victoria Helen.
Other format:
Print version: Bart, Jonathan Robert Arctic Shorebirds in North America
ISBN:
9780520953499
9780520273108
OCLC:
801363593