Date: 11/13/17 11:10 am From: Brian Taber via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Shorebirds at Chincoteague
There's a great article in the VSO's recent RAVEN journal..."Trends in Shorebird Abundance, Distribution and Chronology on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge," by Buffa, Laskowski, Morris and Holcomb. There is lots of data and much discussion, as well as a number of important comparisons to the pioneering work there by Claudia Wilds, showing how things have changed over decades. Ned Brinkley edited Claudia's extensive notes and reports into a book, which was published as several hundred copies in 2007 by Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory, entitled "Shorebirds at Chincoteague: Patterns of Migration on the Virginia Coast." These reports are essential in helping provide data for conservation management.