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Band recovery distribution of eastern Maine woodcock

Wildlife Society Bulletin

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Abstract

A total of 9,643 American woodcock (Philohela minor) was banded in eastern Maine during the summers of 1962-74. The fall migration of these woodcock, based on 620 recoveries, occurred along a broad front between the Appalachian Mountains and Atlantic Ocean. Most birds wintered in a region extending from southern Virginia to northern Florida; a few woodcock moved as far west as Louisiana and eastern Texas. The band-recovery distribution of Maine woodcock, and band-recovery records from birds wintering in Louisiana published by other investigators, support the idea of Atlantic and Central flyways. However, recoveries from woodcock banded in breeding localities other than eastern Maine must be studied to more precisely relate major breeding and wintering grounds

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Band recovery distribution of eastern Maine woodcock
Series title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume
5
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
118-122
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
118
Last page:
122
Number of Pages:
5