Observations of emperor geese feeding at Nelson Lagoon, Alaska

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Estuaries along the north side of the Alaska Peninsula provide essential habitat for most of the American population of Emperor Goose (Chen canagica) during migration (Petersen and Gill 1982). Most of the population passes through Nelson Lagoon in spring and fall, with over 40,000 birds recorded there (Gill et al 1981). Little is known about the feeding activity of Emperor Geese while they are in estuaries, and the importance of estuaries as staging areas during spring and fall migration is poorly understood. Here I report observations on the feeding activity of emperor Geese at one estuary (Nelson Lagoon).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Observations of emperor geese feeding at Nelson Lagoon, Alaska
Series title The Condor
DOI 10.2307/1367079
Volume 85
Issue 3
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher Cooper Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 367
Last page 368
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial Alaska Peninsula, Nelson Lagoon
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