Marbled Godwit migration characterized with satellite telemetry

  title={Marbled Godwit migration characterized with satellite telemetry},
  author={Bridget E. Olson and Kimberly A. Sullivan and Adrian H. Farmer},
ABSTRACT Marbled Godwits (Limosa fedoa) breed in 3 disparate areas: The majority breed in the prairies of midcontinental North America, but there are also 2 small and widely separated tundra-breeding populations, 1 in eastern Canada and 1 on the Alaska Peninsula, USA. The major winter ranges include the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts of the USA and Mexico. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge at Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA, is a major stopover site, hosting large godwit populations in the spring… Expand
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