Bird Monitoring at Zackenberg, Northeast Greenland, 2010, with comparision with 1996-2009.

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In 2010, bird populations continue to be monitored in a 15.8 km2 designated
area at Zackenberg Research Station in central Northeast Greenland. Results are presented and compared with those from previous seasons (1995 – 2009). The breeding bird census resulted in densities generally comparable with previous years, but with relatively high densities of Sanderling (Calidris alba) and Dunlin (Calidris alpina). For all wader species, nesting was early compared to previous years, but with extremely low nest success. The number of Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus) territories was lower than average, and only one pair nested (unsuccessfully) in the census area,
reflecting a season with very low lemming numbers. For Barnacle Geese (Branta leucopsis), the mean brood size was low early in the season, but later in the season numbers were close to average.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBird Populations
Pages (from-to)42-51
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • Arctic, Monitoring, Birds, Greenland, Zackenberg

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