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Shorebirds

During migration, shorebirds rest and refuel at stopover sites that may be separated by thousands of kilometers. As they make their journey north to their Arctic or subarctic breeding grounds, as many as 5 million shorebirds stop on the expansive mudflats of the Copper River Delta and Controller Bay.

Due to the importance of the Copper River Delta as a spring stopover location, researchers at the Prince William Sound Science Center have focused their shorebird research on understanding migratory connectivity and site fidelity of migrating shorebirds. We have also examined the use of coastal barrier islands by breeding shorebirds and investigated the role and detection of avian influenza in migrating shorebird populations.

March 27, 2018

Disease susceptibility and fitness costs in shorebirds

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August 29, 2013

Tracking Black Turnstones

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August 21, 2013

Investigating Site Fidelity of Migrating Shorebirds

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August 21, 2013

Monitoring Shorebirds on Barrier Islands of the Copper River Delta

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August 20, 2013

Technologies for the field identification and on-site confirmation of Avian Influenza

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