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Washington State Snowy Plover Population Monitoring, Research, and Management: 2009 Nesting Season Research Progress Report

Category: Wildlife Research and Management - Wildlife Research

Date Published: December 2009

Number of Pages: 43

Author(s): Scott F. Pearson, Cyndie Sundstrom, Kathryn Gunther (WDFW) and William Ritchie (USFWS)

ABSTRACT:
During the 2009 Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) nesting season, we monitored breeding phenology, nest success, fledging success and the number of nesting adult plovers in Washington. Field monitoring and research was conducted primarily by Kathryn Gunther, William Ritchie and Cyndie Sundstrom with assistance from Marie Fernandez, Max Zahn, Warren Michaelis, Scott Pearson, and Steve Spencer. Volunteers assisting with window, occupancy and adult surveys included: Ann Musché, Alan Richards, Tom Finn, Mike Elledge,Vicki Elledge, Russ Geh, Nathalie Hamel, Don McIvor, Randy Robinson, Mary Ann Spahr, Jan Strong, Susan Clark, and Darrel Hopkins.

Suggested Citation:
Pearson, S.F., C. Sundstrom, W. Ritchie, and K. Gunther. 2009. Washington State Snowy Plover Population Monitoring, Research, and Management: 2009 Nesting Season Research Progress Report. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Science Division, Olympia.