Ecology of Aleutian Canada geese at Buldir Island, Alaska
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1983 - Nature - 18 pages
Report on a study of the only known breeding population of the endangered Aleutian Canada goose (Brauta canadensis leucopareia) from 1974 to 1977 at Buldir Island, a western Aleutian island, Alaska.
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1-m plots 300 m elevation age structure Alaska Aleutian Canada geese Aleutian Canada goose Aleutian Islands Amchitka Island Angelica lucida arriving at Buldir August Average nests average number beach rye beach rye-umbel beach rye-umbel-fern communities breeders Breeding Biology breeding pairs Bromley brood Buldir Island Canada geese Canada goose population Claytonia sibirica coccidia cow parsnip Eberhardt 1971 eggs hatched Elymus arenarius estimate F. B. Lee flocks geese at Buldir geese nesting glaucous-winged gulls goose nests Habitat Hanson and Eberhardt hatching success hunting closures July leucopareia Location Maclnnes Mickelson 1975 mortality moss-willow nest site selection nesting areas Northwest Point number of goslings observations onset of laying overstory parasitic jaegers personal communication plant communities plastic leg population at Buldir predators Raveling and Lumsden red fescue sample plots sea slopes Shemya Island Sherwood Springer temperatures tundra U.S. Fish vegetated weeks wild celery Wildlife Service wing molt Woolington yearling and adult Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta