Response of Predators to Western Sandpiper Nest Exclosures

Abstract

—In 2001, predator exclosures were used to protect nests of the Western Sandpiper ( Calidris mauri ) in western Alaska. During the exclosure experiment, nest contents in exclosures had significantly higher daily survival rates than control nests, however, late in the study predators began to cue in on exclosures and predate the nest contents. An Arctic Fox… (More)

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