Accession Number : ADA477853


Title :   Nearshore Birds in Puget Sound


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON DEPT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE OLYMPIA


Personal Author(s) : Buchanan, Joseph B.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA477853


Report Date : MAY 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : This document describes birds found in Puget Sound. Three primary marine avian habitats are examined: open water, rocky shoreline and open mud-flats. The species associated with these habitats that are included in this document are Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata), Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) and Dunlin (Calidris alpina). Distribution, life history, habitat requirements and key stressors are examined. Ecosystem processes affecting nearshore birds is discussed.


Descriptors :   *HABITATS , *PUGET SOUND , *SHOREBIRDS , DISTRIBUTION , INSHORE AREAS , CONTAMINANTS , DIET , HEAVY METALS , BREEDING , OPEN WATER , FOOD , ECOSYSTEMS , LIFE(BIOLOGY)


Subject Categories : BIOLOGY
      ECOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE