Atlantic Seaduck Project

Author(s): 
Perry, Matthew C.
Lohnes, Edward J. R.
Osenton, Peter C.
Kidwell, David M.
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Publication Date: 
2011

The Atlantic Seaduck Project is being conducted to learn more about the breeding and molting areas of seaducks in northern Canada and more about the feeding ecology of seaducks on wintering areas, especially Chesapeake Bay. Satellite telemetry is being used to track surf scoters wintering in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, and black scoters on migrational staging areas in New Brunswick, Canada, to breeding and molting areas in northern Canada

Information transfer techniques developed by researchers for the Atlantic Seaduck project, can help wildlife resource managers in conserving waterfowl in the future. When technical data are transferred to managers and the public, individuals are better able to make wise decisions to protect and enhance wildlife populations and habitats.

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