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Winter movements and spring migration of American woodcock along the Atlantic coast

Wilson Bulletin

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Abstract

Radio transmitters were attached to American Woodcock (scolopax minor) at three Atlantic coastal sites to monitor winter movements and spring departure dates from Georgia (1982-1984, 1989-1991), South Carolina (1988-1989), and Virginia (1991-1992). There was no evidence of temperature, sex, or age-dependent migration dates. Migration was coincident with the full moon in February and the passage of weather fronts close to this time.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Winter movements and spring migration of American woodcock along the Atlantic coast
Series title:
Wilson Bulletin
Volume
106
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
482-493
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
482
Last page:
493
Number of Pages:
12