Data from the 2011 International Piping Plover Census

Data Series 922
Report prepared jointly by the U.S. Geological Survey and Environment Canada. Cooperating agencies: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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This report provides results from the 2011 International Census of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus). Distribution and abundance data for wintering and breeding Piping Plovers are summarized in tabular format. An appendix provides census data for every site surveyed in every state, province, and island. The 2011 winter census resulted in the observation of 3,973 Piping Plovers. Expanded coverage outside of the United States led to the discovery of more than 1,000 Piping Plovers wintering in the Bahamas. The breeding census detected 2,771 birds in Atlantic Canada and the Plains, Prairies, and Great Lakes regions of the United States and Canada. Combining the census count with the U.S. Atlantic “window census” provides a total minimum estimate of 5,723 breeding birds for the species.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Data from the 2011 International Piping Plover Census
Series title Data Series
Series number 922
DOI 10.3133/ds922
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description iii, 296 p.
Country Canada, United States
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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