Biogeographical Profiles of Shorebird Migration in Midcontinental North America
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY FORT COLLINS CO BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES DIV
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Transcontinental shorebird migrants are dependent upon dynamic freshwater wetlands throughout the interior of North America for stopover resources. Because of the tremendous energy demands of these long distance migratory flights, stopover habitats and resources for rest and refueling are critical to the survival and successful reproduction of this group of birds. Management of dispersed and dynamic wetland habitats for the conservation of en route shorebird migrants is a challenge that requires a broadly integrated approach across many geographic regions.