The sharp-tailed sandpiper has a very special migration strategy, where adult and juvenile birds migrate different routes in autumn. We studied the stopover ecology of juvenile birds in Alaska in September 2004 and 2005, in connection with a large Swedish-American ecological expedition in the Bering Sea area. An important part of the study was to trap birds to study their fuel deposition. We also radio-tagged birds and followed their daily movements and length of stay. The results are being written up.
Marcel Klaassen (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Centre for Limnology, The Netherlands)
Bob Gill Jr (Alaska Science Center, US Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska, USA)
Sarah Jamieson (Centre of Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Liv Wennerberg (Buskerud fylkeskommune, Drammen, Norway).
Brian McCaffery (USFWS, Bethel, USA)