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Birds

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Date published: September 21, 2021
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima)

Available here are tracking data of Common Eider, a sea duck species found across Alaska and the Arctic.  Some populations migrate between distant breeding and wintering areas while others are essentially nonmigratory.  These data were collected to better understand the migration of the different populations in Alaska and migratory connectivity to adjacent regions, such as Russia.

Contacts: David Douglas
Date published: June 23, 2021
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus)

Available here are tracking data for the whooper swan, a Eurasian species that closely resembles the trumpeter swan in North America. These data were collected to better understand the potential transmission of avian influenza viruses carried by swans and provide information on the migratory habits of whooper swans in East Asia.

Contacts: David Douglas
Date published: June 23, 2021
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Kittlitz's Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris)

Available here are tracking data for the Kittlitz’s murrelet, a rare seabird species that nests solitarily on the ground in barren, often alpine areas near the North Pacific and Bering Sea. 

Date published: April 30, 2021
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Greater White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons)

Available here are tracking data of Greater White-fronted Geese, a species that nests in coastal areas of western and northern Alaska and winters across a broad area of North America along the Pacific and Central flyways. These data were collected to better understand the timing and patterns of migratory movements and seasonal use of habitats in breeding, wintering, and migratory areas of...

Contacts: David Douglas
Date published: April 28, 2021
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Available here are tracking data for the whimbrel, a striking example of a shorebird with its long and curved bill. The whimbrel is found throughout tundra and boreal habitats of Alaska during the summer and spends the winter along coast lines of the continental U.S., and central and South America. These data were collected to better understand the migratory patterns of this iconic species....

Date published: April 16, 2021
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Emperor Geese (Anser canagicus)

Available here are tracking data for the Emperor Goose, an endemic waterfowl species to the Bering Sea region that breeds primarily in western Alaska on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and spends the winter in southwestern Alaska and throughout the Aleutian Islands. These data were collected to better understand the migratory patterns, winter habitat use, and annual survival of emperor geese.

Date published: October 9, 2020
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Tufted Puffins (Fratercula cirrhata)

Available here are tracking data for the tufted puffin, a seabird species that is found only in coastal and offshore areas of the North Pacific Ocean. These data were collected to better understand the migratory patterns of tufted puffins that breed in the Aleutian Islands.

Contacts: David Douglas
Date published: October 9, 2020
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis)

Available here are tracking data for the northern fulmar, a seabird species that breeds throughout northern ocean regions and spends the winter at-sea in the northern hemisphere. These data were collected to better understand the migratory patterns of northern fulmars in the Bergin Sea.

Contacts: David Douglas
Date published: August 18, 2020
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Thick-billed Murres (Uria lomvia)

Available here are tracking data for the thick-billed murre, a seabird species that is found in the Arctic and regions of the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans. These data were collected to better understand the migratory patterns of this species in the Chukchi Sea.

Contacts: David Douglas
Date published: August 18, 2020
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Pelagic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)

Available here are tracking data for the pelagic cormorant, a seabird species that breeds throughout the northern Pacific Ocean and spends the winter in East Asia and throughout costal portions of western North America. These data were collected to better understand the migratory patterns of Pelagic cormorants that breed in southeast Alaska.

Contacts: David Douglas
Date published: August 18, 2020
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Common Murres (Uria aalge)

Available here are tracking data for the common murre, a seabird species that is found in regions of the North Pacific and Atlantic oceans, often in dense breeding colonies on cliffs and in large flocks on the water. These data were collected to better understand the migratory patterns of this species in the North Pacific Ocean and Chukchi Sea.

Contacts: David Douglas
Date published: August 17, 2020
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Red-faced Cormorants (Phalacrocorax urile)

Available here are tracking data for the red-faced cormorant, a seabird species that is found only in the North Pacific Ocean, breeding and wintering from southern Alaska and throughout the Aleutian Islands to Far Eastern Russia. These data were collected to better understand the migratory patterns of red-faced cormorants that breed in the Aleutian Islands.

Contacts: David Douglas