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Results - Shorebirds



Table 1. Focal shorebird species for BCR 30


CODE

SPECIES

BBPL

Black-bellied Plover

SEPL

Semipalmated Plover

AMOY

American Oystercatcher

GRYE

Greater Yellowlegs

LEYE

Lesser Yellowlegs

SOSA

Solitary Sandpiper

SPSA

Spotted Sandpiper

WHIM

Whimbrel

RUTU

Ruddy Turnstone

REKN

Red Knot

SAND

Sanderling

SESA

Semipalmated Sandpiper

LESA

Least Sandpiper

WRSA

White-rump Sandpiper

DUNL

Dunlin

SBDO

Short-billed Dowitcher



Site Descriptions – New Jersey




Edwin B. Forsythe NWR - Brigantine Division




Description: The Edwin B. Forysthe National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 44,302 acres along New Jersey’s Atlantic coastal zone. More than 80% of the refuge is tidal salt meadow and marsh, interspersed with shallow coves and bays. The refuge is made up of two divisions, Brigantine and Barnegat. The Brigantine division is the focus site for migration.
The Brigantine division is located about 10 miles north of Atlantic City. It has four managed impoundments containing 1,415 acres of fresh water and brackish water marsh habitat. The Northwest Pool, Southwest Pool and Lily Lake are fresh; East Pool is brackish. Impoundments are drawn down in spring to provide mudflat habitat for shorebirds and wading birds and flooded in fall for migrants. The impoundments can be viewed from the roadway on the surrounding dikes. The most numerous shorebird species from maximum ISS counts are: BBPL (2,250), SEPL (1,641), GRYE (2,077), LEYE (1,545), RUTU (1,040) SAND (500), SESA (14,350), LESA (2,480), DUNL (12,000) and SBDO (11,330).
Access: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR. The refuge is easily accessible from major roadways. The headquarters are located at the Brigantine division in Oceanville, NJ.
Survey Method: Ground surveys should be conducted at the impoundments during high tide with a scope and/or binoculars. The birds will concentrate at the impoundments at high tide and spread out into the marshes at low tide.
Selection Bias: None.
Measurement error: *
Measurement bias: *
Pilot Studies: None needed.
Local Contacts: Nellie Tsipoura, Director of Citizen Science, NJ Audubon

Jorge Coppen, Edwin B. Forsythe NWR



John Danzenbaker, ISS Cooperator
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