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Title:Illinois Waterfowl Surveys and Investigations W-43-R-68 Annual Report FY2021
Author(s):Fournier, Auriel M.V.; Yetter, Aaron P.; Gilbert, Andrew D.; Osborn, Joshua M.; Kross, Chelsea S.; Askren, Ryan J.; Beach, Cheyenne R.; Hagy, Heath M.; Ward, Michael P.
Subject(s):Waterfowl
Marsh birds
Shorebirds
Aerial Survey
Wetland Ecology
Migration
Wood Ducks
Canada Goose
Moist Soil Management
Sanctuary Management
Geographic Coverage:Illlinois River Valley
Mississippi River Valley
Abstract:We will aerially identify and enumerate ducks, geese, swans, and select other waterbirds at selected sites in the Illinois and central Mississippi river valleys of Illinois during autumn and early winter and summarize and distribute these data to conservation partners and the general public. Specifically, we will: • Identify and enumerate waterfowl and select other waterbirds along the Illinois and central Mississippi rivers of Illinois during autumn (≥40 sites) and spring migration (≥40 sites) using light aircraft, • Compute annual use-days and peak abundances for observed species and compare with long-term averages, • Provide general inference regarding the distribution of waterfowl in space and time relative to habitat conditions, and • Summarize and distribute these data to agency personnel, research collaborators, the scientific community, and the general public through popular articles, oral presentations, technical reports, peer-reviewed publications, and other means.
Issue Date:2021-09-30
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2021 (17)
Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration W-43-R-68
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/111628
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois Department of Natural Resources Contract Number: RC09-13FWUIUC, W-43-R-68
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-29


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