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Snowy Plover Population Monitoring, Research, and Management Actions: 2008 Nesting Season Research Progress Report

Category: Wildlife Research and Management - Wildlife Research

Date Published: March 2009

Number of Pages: 37

Author(s): Scott F. Pearson, Cyndie Sundstrom, Kathryn Gunther (WDFW), Deborah Jaques (USFWS & Pacific Eco Logic), and Kirsten Brennan (USFWS)

ABSTRACT:
During the 2008 Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) nesting season, we monitored breeding phenology, nesting success, fledging success and the number of nesting adult plovers in Washington. Field monitoring and research was conducted primarily by Cyndie Sundstrom, Kathryn Gunther, Deborah Jaques, and Kirsten Brennan, with assistance from biologists Joe Buchanan, Marie Fernandez, Mark Hopey, Martha Jensen, Warren Michaelis, Scott Pearson, Bill Ritchie, Steve Spencer, and Max Zahn. State Park Rangers Ron Jamieson, Brad Staab, and Stephen Woods assisted with Window surveys. Volunteers assisting with window, occupancy and adult surveys included: Ann Musché, Alan Richards, Margaret Green, John Green, Susan Clark, Tom Finn, Nathalie Hamel, Carolyn Norred, Laura Payne, and Craig Zora.

Suggested Citation:
Pearson, S.F., C. Sundstrom, and K. Gunther, D. Jaques, and K. Brennan. 2008. Snowy Plover Population Monitoring, Research, and Management Actions: 2008 Nesting Season Research Progress Report. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Science Division, Olympia.