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Title:Foraging Ecology of Fall Migrating Shorebirds in the Illinois River Valley
Author(s):Stafford, Joshua D.; Smith, R.V.; Yetter, A.P.; Hine, C.H.; Horath, Michelle M.
Subject(s):Killdeer
Charadrius vociferus
Least Sandpipers
Calidris minutilla
Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes
Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos
Illinois River valley
food habits
body mass
body condition
INHS Division of Ecology and Conservation Science
INHS Section for Field Stations and Ecosystem Science
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Science in support of ecosystem management and conservation
Science in support of environmental regulation
Science in support of state fish, wildlife and outdoor recreational programs
Science in support of understanding biodiversity and organismal ecology and life histories
Abstract:As of mid-November 2008, we have: 1) removed, and preserved the ingesta of 134 shorebirds collected during fall 2008; 2) extracted habitat (core) samples from the collection site and a random site for each bird to determine food selection and availability; 3) computed size-corrected body mass (a body condition index) for collected shorebirds in 2007 and 2008, and; 4) sorted and summarized ingesta from 152 shorebirds collected in 2007. We are currently processing food availability samples from 2007 and will begin analysis of ingested food and habitat samples from 2008 collections.
Issue Date:2008-11-13
Publisher:Division of Ecology and Conservation Science Section for Field Stations and Ecosystem Science
Series/Report:Foraging Ecology of Fall Migrating Shorebirds in the Illinois River Valley
Technical Report INHS 2008 (43)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:Grant/Contract No: 301817G038 Mod. # 1
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/18160
Sponsor:INHS Technical Report Prepared for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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:2011-01-07


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