Distribution and abdundance of winter shorebirds on Tomales Bay, California: implications for conservation

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Kelly, J. P.

Publication Date: 

2001

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Journal Article

I analyzed the distribution and abundance of wintering shorebirds (Scolopacidae, Charadriidae, and Recurvirostridae) in Tomales Bay, California, on the basis of 57 baywide counts conducted over 10 years, from 1989-90 to 1998-99. Tomales Bay supports up to 20,689 shorebirds in early winter, thus qualifying as a wetland of "regional" importance in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. Minimum overall shorebird abundance fell as low as 1291 in late winter. Tomales Bay supported approximately a third of the wintering shorebirds in the Point Reyes/Bodega Bay area in early winter.

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Kelly, J. P. 2001. Distribution and abundance of winter shorebirds on Tomales Bay, California: implications for conservation. Western Birds 32(3): 145-166.

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