Abundance and Distribution of Migrant Shorebirds Delaware Bay ’ In

@inproceedings{Clark2001AbundanceAD,
  title={Abundance and Distribution of Migrant Shorebirds Delaware Bay ’ In},
  author={Kathleen E Clark and Lawrence J. Niles and Joanna Burger},
  year={2001}
}
Northbound migrant shorebirds (Charadridae and Scolopacidae) were surveyed weekly by air on Delaware Bay beaches on the Atlantic coast of North America in May-June 1986 through 1992. The single day peak count occurred between 26-30 May when an average of more than 2 16,000 birds was counted. The most abundant species were Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidrispusilla), Ruddy Tumstone (Arenaria interpres), Red Knot (Calidris canutus) and Sanderling (Calidris alba). Our surveys documented high… CONTINUE READING