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dc.contributor.author Lamb, Juliet S.
dc.contributor.author Newstead, David J.
dc.contributor.author Koczur, Lianne M.
dc.contributor.author Ballard, Bart M.
dc.contributor.author Green, M. Clay
dc.contributor.author Jodice, Patrick G.R.
dc.coverage.spatial Tehuantepec Isthmus
dc.coverage.spatial Gulf of Mexico
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-14T16:46:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-14T16:46:33Z
dc.date.issued 2017-10-07
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.1m12h
dc.identifier.citation Lamb JS, Newstead DJ, Koczur LM, Ballard BM, Green MC, Jodice PGR (2017) A bridge between oceans: Overland migration of marine birds in a wind energy corridor. Journal of Avian Biology, online in advance of print.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.163402
dc.description Located at the shortest overland route between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, Mexico's Tehuantepec Isthmus is a globally important migratory corridor for many terrestrial bird species. The Pacific coast of the Isthmus also contains a significant wetland complex that supports large multi-species aggregations of non-breeding waterbirds during the boreal winter. In recent years, extensive wind energy development has occurred in the plains bordering these wetlands, directly along the migratory flyway. Using recent studies of movement patterns of three marine-associated bird species—reddish egrets (Egretta rufescens), brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis), and red knots (Calidris canutus)—from the northern Gulf of Mexico, we assess the use of the isthmus as a migratory corridor. Our data provide evidence that marine birds from the Gulf region regularly overwinter along the Pacific coast of Mexico and use the isthmus as a migratory corridor, creating the potential for interaction with terrestrial wind farms during non-breeding. This study is the first to describe migration by marine-associated bird species between the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific coast. These data contribute new information toward ongoing efforts to understand the complex migration patterns of mobile marine species, with the goal of informing integrated conservation efforts for species whose year-round habitat needs cross ecoregional and geopolitical boundaries.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.1m12h/1
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.1m12h/2
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1111/jav.01474
dc.subject waterbirds
dc.subject migratory connectivity
dc.title Data from: A bridge between oceans: Overland migration of marine birds in a wind energy corridor
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Lamb, Juliet
prism.publicationName Journal of Avian Biology

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