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Abiotic factors affecting migrant shorebirds
Burger, J. (1984). Abiotic factors affecting migrant shorebirds, in: Burger, J. et al. (Ed.) Shorebirds: migration and foraging behavior. Behavior of Marine Animals: Current Perspectives in Research, 6: pp. 1-72
In: Burger, J.; Olla, B.L. (Ed.) (1984). Shorebirds: migration and foraging behavior. Behavior of marine animals: current perspectives in research, 6. Plenium Press: New York. ISBN 0-306-41591-7. xiv, 329 pp., more
In: Winn, H.E.; Olla, B.L. Behavior of Marine Animals: Current Perspectives in Research. Plenum Press: New York, more

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Keywords
    Abiotic factors; Abundance; Ecological distribution; Environmental factors; Estuaries; Marine birds; Migrations; Marine

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  • Burger, J.

Abstract
    In this chapter the author reviews and examines the effects of abiotic factors on migrant shorebirds, and report the results of a year-long study of the abiotic factors affecting the abundance and distribution of shorebirds at a coastal estuary in New York. Abiotic factors examined include temporal (time of day, time of year), tidal (tide time, tide height), weather-related (temperature, wind could cover) and habitat variables.

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