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Author Bart, Jonathan.

Title Arctic Shorebirds in North America : a Decade of Monitoring
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (317 pages)
Series Studies in Avian Biology
Studies in avian biology.
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 SURVEY13 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; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Complete Series List
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bird surveys -- Alaska.
Bird surveys -- Canada, Northern.
Shore birds -- Alaska.
Shore birds -- Canada, Northern.
Form Electronic book
Author Johnston, Victoria Helen, 1962-
ISBN 0520953495 (electronic bk.)
9780520953499 (electronic bk.)