Monitoring of breeding activity of shorebirds at Alert, Nunavut

R.I. Guy Morrison
We are monitoring the nesting activity of shorebirds. We find nests through systematic search of 12-ha plots established in a variety of habitats used by shorebirds (tundra terraces, graminoid marshes, barren ground). Some nests are also found opportunistically during other routine work. Nest locations are recorded with a GPS and revisited periodically during the nesting period to determine laying date, clutch size, hatching date and fledging success. Habitat data is also recorded in the immediate...
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