The entire banding and recovery record for Atlantic brant (Branta bernicla hrota) was analyzed to determine recovery and survival rates for 1956-75. Composite survival rates for all adults (sex of banded birds was not recorded) during the 19-year period ranged from 0.984 to 0.591 (x = 0.785). Survival rates for Atlantic brant are relatively high among all geese but at the low end of the range for all brant. Detailed assessment of population structure and survival rates for each age and sex cohort are needed for this population.
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Survival estimates for North American Atlantic brant, 1956-75