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Data Series 426

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Data from the 2006 International Piping Plover Census

By Elise Elliott-Smith and Susan M. Haig, U.S. Geological Survey, and Brandi M. Powers, U.S. Bureau of Land Management

ABSTRACT

This report presents the results of the 2006 International Census of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus). Two sets of tabular data are reported: one for distribution and abundance of wintering Piping Plovers, the other for distribution and abundance of breeding Piping Plovers. The winter census resulted in the observation of 3,884 Piping Plovers at 546 sites. The breeding census resulted in the observation of 8,092 adult piping plovers at 1,925 sites. An appendix provides census reports for each location surveyed. This report was prepared to meet an immediate need of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for census data for Piping Plovers.

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Suggested citation:

Eliott-Smith, E., Haig, S.M., and Powers, B.M., 2009, Data from the 2006 International Piping Plover Census: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 426, 332 p.



Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Methods

Results

Summary

Acknowledgments

References Cited

Appendix 1. State/Provincial summaries

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