Declining adult survival of New Zealand Bar-tailed Godwits during 2005–2012 despite apparent population stability

@article{Conklin2016DecliningAS,
  title={Declining adult survival of New Zealand Bar-tailed Godwits during 2005–2012 despite apparent population stability},
  author={Jesse R Conklin and Tamar Lok and David S. Melville and Adrian C. Riegen and Rob Schuckard and Theunis Piersma and Phil F. Battley},
  journal={Emu - Austral Ornithology},
  year={2016},
  volume={116},
  pages={147 - 157}
}
Abstract Like many migratory shorebird populations using the East Asian—Australasian Flyway, Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica baueri in New Zealand have significantly declined since the mid-1990s, but census data indicate a relatively stable population since 2004. The demographic drivers of both the decline and stabilisation remain unknown. We estimated annual survival from mark—recapture data of adult godwits in New Zealand during 2005–2014. Annual adult survival declined over the study… Expand
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