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Mountain ranges, deserts, ice fields and oceans generally act as barriers to the movement of land-dependent animals, often profoundly shaping migration routes. We used satellite telemetry to track the southward flights of bar-tailed godwits (Limosa lapponica baueri), shorebirds whose breeding and non-breeding areas are separated by the vast central Pacific(More)
Throughout the world, coastal salt ponds provide habitat for large numbers and diversities of waterbirds. San Francisco Bay contains the most important coastal salt pond complexes for waterbirds in the United States, supporting more than a million waterbirds through the year. As an initial step in attempting to understand how the anticipated conversion of(More)
Throughout the world, coastal salt ponds support large numbers and diversities of waterbirds. San Francisco Bay hosts the most important salt pond complexes for waterbirds in the United States, supporting more than a million waterbirds through the year. As an initial step in attempting to understand how the conversion of salt ponds to tidal marsh might(More)
Human impacts on the tidal salt marshes of the San Francisco Bay estuary have drastically reduced and degraded this important habitat. Tidal marshes are biologically productive, and are an integral part of the proper functioning of the overall bay ecosystem. They are also home to a number of state and federal listed endangered or threatened species of(More)
  • Catherine Hickey, Gary W Page, W David, Shuford Sarah Warnock, Sue Abbott, Melissa Pitkin +4 others
  • 2004
Acknowledgements: We thank all of the members of the Central Valley and Coastal California shorebird working groups, as well as additional contributors, all listed at the end of this report, for their active participation, contributions to this plan, initiative in implementing the plan's highest priorities, and their dedication to shorebird conservation. We(More)
The recent acquisition of over 5,000 hectares of salt ponds by state and federal wildlife agencies provides an unprecedented opportunity to restore large areas of contiguous tidal wetlands in South San Francisco Bay. The conversion of existing salt evaporation ponds to vegetated tidal and managed marsh will create valuable new habitat for marsh-dependent(More)
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