Illinois Waterfowl Surveys and Investigations W-43-R-61

Heath M. Hagy, Aaron P. Yetter, Michelle M. Horath, Christopher S. Hine, Joshua M. Osborn, Michael P. Ward

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This study had the following objectives: 1) Inventory abundance and distribution of waterfowl and other waterbirds during fall migration at specific sites along the Illinois and central Mississippi rivers; 2) Investigate the ecology of canvasback and lesser scaup during spring migration in the central Illinois River valley (IRV) and Pool 19 of the Mississippi River; 3) Determine the current status (i.e., present or absent) of known great blue heron and great egret colonies and bald eagle nests in Illinois not located during spring 2012 surveys; 4) Investigate the breeding ecology of sandhill cranes in northeastern Illinois; 5) Distribute our findings to site managers and biologists, make recommendations for future management, and draw conclusions relevant to regional conservation planning
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIllinois Natural History Survey
StatePublished - Aug 30 2014

Publication series

NameINHS Technical Report 2014 (28)


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