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Title:Illinois Waterfowl Surveys and Investigations W-43-R-62 Annual Progress Report Period: 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015
Author(s):Hagy, Heath M.; Yetter, Aaron P.; Osborn, Joshua M.; Horath, Michelle M.; Hine, Christopher S.; McClain, Douglas; Walter, Kristen; Fox, Jeff; Gilbert, Andrew D.; Ward, Michael P.
Subject(s):ducks
waterfowl
Aerial surveys
Wetlands
Vegetation
Birds
Grasslands
IDNR Division of Wildlife
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:This study addresses the following objectives: 1)Inventory abundance and distribution of waterfowl and other waterbirds (a minimum of 10 species and guilds) during autumn migration at a minimum of 40 sites along the Illinois and central Mississippi rivers; 2) Investigate the ecology of canvasback and lesser scaup during spring migration in the central Illinois River valley (IRV) and Pool 19 of the Mississippi River; 3) Estimate waterfowl and other waterbird population sizes (a minimum of 10 species and guilds) during autumn migration using an aerial quadrat survey in the IRV for comparison with aerial inventories (Objective 1); 4) Determine breeding bird use of a minimum of 10 moist-soil wetlands managed for waterfowl during summer in central Illinois; 5) Investigate the breeding ecology of sandhill cranes during spring and summer in northeastern Illinois; 6) Distribute our findings to site managers and biologists, make recommendations for future management, and draw conclusions relevant to regional conservation planning during the project period as appropriate and requested.
Issue Date:2015-12-14
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2015 (39)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/88850
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Contract Number: RC09-13FWUIUC
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:2016-01-25


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