Site fidelity of two shorebird species in an imperiled flyway

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Site fidelity is commonly observed in migratory birds. When habitat quality reduces, lower site fidelity might be favored if it promotes switching to better habitats. In two species of migratory shorebirds impacted by the rapid deterioration of intertidal habitats in the Yellow Sea, using satellite tracking and mark-resighting data, we showed that great knots had lower site fidelity than bar-tailed godwits in both the wintering and migration periods. great knots might be coping better considering they were impacted not only by habitat loss (which was also impacting bar-tailed godwits), but additionally by a collapse of their main bivalve prey stock.
EvenementstitelNetherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2021
Organisator Netherlands Ecological Research Network (NERN)
LocatieWageningen, NetherlandsToon op kaart
Mate van erkenningInternational