Biogeographical profiles of shorebird migration in midcontinental North America

Biological Science Report 2000-0003
Prepared in collaboration with Prairie Pothole Joint Venture
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The biogeographic information described here will help identify the uniqueness of different regions of the plains to migrating shorebirds. Although shorebirds migrating along Atlantic and Pacific coastal areas are capable of long jumps between refueling stops, there is evidence that some species move short rather than long distances between refueling sites. Maps of distribution patterns and chronology accounts can lend insight towards understanding migration strategies of the different shorebird species.

This report focuses on the distribution patterns of enroute migrants that refuel in interior wetlands during migration. We provide information on the spatial and temporal occurrence and habitat requirements for individual species and groups of species with the intent that this information be used in guiding management efforts.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Biogeographical profiles of shorebird migration in midcontinental North America
Series title Biological Science Report
Series number 2000-0003
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Publisher location Fort Collins, CO
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description v, 46 p.
Country Canada, United States
State Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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