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Nol - Churchill Shorebirds (#67)
Short name: Churchill
Short description: Assessing Departure and Stopover Ecology of Two Species of Migrating Shorebirds
Description: We test specific hypotheses relating both intrinsic (e.g., age, sex, condition) and extrinsic factors
(habitat quality,habitat degradation by arctic geese) to the patterns of departure and stopover ecology of two species of migrating shorebirds. We capitalize on a large group of potential collaborators, the ability to obtain nanotag transmitters for the birds, and the presence of VHF receiving towers at > 200 breeding and stopover locations to assess factors impacting departure times, speed of migration and stopover lengths. This information will provide details of ecosystem function in the Hudson Bay lowland region of Manitoba and Ontario. Stopover habitat quality is an essential component of preserving shorebird biodiversity and preventing population decline.
Project contact: Erica Nol
Researchers: Ariel Lenske
Ashlea Veldhoen, Trent University
Erica Nol
Jamie McLaren
Ken Mills
Laura McKinnon, York University
Marley Aikens, Trent University
Paul Smith
Sjoerd Duijns
Victor Olek, York University
Yann Rochepault, Service canadien de la faune
Receivers: 4 (table)
Tags: 247 (table)
Species: 139 Semipalmated Plover
65 Dunlin
14 Whimbrel
1 Least Sandpiper
Creation date: 2015-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
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