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, Trent University
Researchers: Ariel Lenske
Ashlea Veldhoen, Trent University
Erica Nol, Trent University
Jamie McLaren
Ken Mills
Laura McKinnon, York University
Marley Aikens, Trent University
Olivia Maillet
Paul Smith
Sjoerd Duijns
Victor Olek, York University
Yann Rochepault, Service canadien de la faune
Tags: 378 (table)
Species: 214 Semipalmated Plover
81 Dunlin
32 Whimbrel
18 ␀
13 Short-billed Dowitcher
5 Stilt Sandpiper
1 Least Sandpiper
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
Creation date: 2015-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
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