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The use of natural vs. man-modified wetlands by shorebirds and waterbirds

June 16, 2010

The loss of wetlands continues world-wide. The impact especially has been felt in coastal areas, but water management elsewhere has resulted in marked reductions of aquatic bird populations. Concern for wetland management led to the convocation of a symposium on waterbird and shorebird use of natural and man-modified wetlands in December 1985 at the first joint meeting of the Colonial Waterbird Group and the Pacific Seabird Group. Contributions discussed a wide cross-section of taxa, geographic area, wetland type, and level of approach. Coverage included North America, South America, and Europe.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1986
Title The use of natural vs. man-modified wetlands by shorebirds and waterbirds
DOI 10.2307/1521205
Authors R. Michael Erwin, Malcolm Coulter, H. Cogswell
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Colonial Waterbirds
Index ID 5222139
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center