This project, supported by the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Nevada Waterfowl Association, uses light-level geolocators to understand the annual migratory pathways of waterfowl in the Pacific flyway, and to assess the timing and location of individual breeding activities.
This work is part of a larger effort to monitor wood duck population dynamics and movements in and around Fallon, NV (Fallon Wood Duck Project, PI Chris Nicolai).
* Dr. Chris Nicolai
- Cook, N.A., Nicolai, C.A., Shoemaker, K.T. In prep. Monitoring waterfowl breeding activities with geolocators: a case study with Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) in northern Nevada. Journal of Animal Ecology.
- Cook, N.A., Nicolai, C.A., Shoemaker, K.T. Submitted. Movements and staging locations of Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) in the Pacific Flyway. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.