To collect contemporary data on shorebird demography and to compare these data to historic information collected at the site. We are attempting to establish an Arctic Shorebird Demography Network patterned after the Barrow site. This is only at the beginning stages.
We collect data on shorebird species breeding in the area. This includes nesting density, shorebird species composition, adult survival, nest success, brood survival, site fidelity, and natal philopatry. We also collect corrolary data such as snow melt-off, predator numbers, lemming numbers, and insect abundance and phenology.
US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Based at study plots along the road system outside of Barrow