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Snowy Plover Population Monitoring, Research, and Management Actions: 2007 Nesting Season Research Progress Report

Category: Wildlife Research and Management - Wildlife Research

Date Published: January 2008

Number of Pages: 32

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

ABSTRACT:
During the 2007 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. Primarily Kirsten Brennan, Cyndie Sundstrom, and Kathryn Gunther conducted field monitoring and research with assistance from Max Zahn, Warren Michaelis, Marie Fernandez, Scott Pearson, Mark Hopey, Lauren Holman, Steve Spencer, Julie Tennis, and Martha Jensen. Volunteers assisting with occupancy and adult surveys include Craig Zora and Alan Knue.

Suggested Citation:
Pearson, S.F., K. Brennan, C. Sundstrom, and K. Gunther. 2008. Snowy Plover Population Monitoring, Research, and Management Actions: 2007 Nesting Season Research Progress Report. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Science Division, Olympia.