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Bayesian Hierarchical Model of Whimbrel Survival

September 26, 2023

This model combines resighting data from Whimbrels breeding at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge with known-fate data and pseudo-resighting history from Whimbrels breeding at the Colville River Delta ('colv'). All Whimbrels in the study (n = 76) were marked with a USGS metal band and a uniquely coded engraved leg flag. In addition, 15 Whimbrels at Kanuti were equipped with surgically implanted satellite transmitters and 11 Whimbrels at Colville were equipped with externally mounted solar-powered satellite transmitters. The model in this release combines these sources of information to estimate true survival (S), apparent survival (p), and fidelity rate F for all birds at both sites, assuming a constant fidelity rate among sites.

Publication Year 2023
Title Bayesian Hierarchical Model of Whimbrel Survival
DOI 10.5066/P93U3A9J
Authors Vijay P Patil
Product Type Software Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Alaska Science Center