Factors regulating annual mating success and reproductive success in spotted sandpipers (Actitis macularia)

@article{Oring2004FactorsRA,
  title={Factors regulating annual mating success and reproductive success in spotted sandpipers (Actitis macularia)},
  author={Lewis W. Oring and J. Michael Reed and Mark a. Colwell and David B Lank and Stephen J. Maxson},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={433-442}
}
We investigated factors affecting annual mating success (MS) and reproductive success (RS) of spotted sandpipers (Actitis macularia) from 13 years of a 17-year study at Little Pelican Island, Leech Lake, Minnesota. Analyses were restricted to ages 1–3. Mean annual female MS varied from 1.3 to 2.7 mates, and the MS pattern was indistinguishable from random. However, female MS increased with age and was affected by arrival date, territory size, and beach size. Female RS also increased with age… CONTINUE READING