Shorebirds

Breeding Behavior and Populations

  • Joanna Burger
  • Bori L. Olla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Michael Gochfeld, Joanna Burger, Joseph R. Jehl Jr.
    Pages 1-15
  3. Joanna Burger
    Pages 17-81
  4. P. R. Evans, M. W. Pienkowski
    Pages 83-123
  5. Sarah Lenington
    Pages 149-167
  6. Edward H. Miller
    Pages 169-241
  7. Stanley E. Senner, Marshall A. Howe
    Pages 379-421
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 433-437

About this book

Introduction

Among birds, shorebirds provide some of the more unique opportunities to examine basic problems in behavior, ecology, and evolution. This is in large measure due to the diversity, both behaviorally and ecologically, of a group closely related taxonomically and distributed throughout the world. The overall aim of these two volumes is to provide a representative selection of current research being conducted on shorebird behavior and ecology. Traditionally, marine birds have included those species that breed in large colonies on offshore islands along coasts (see Volume 4 of this series). Although shorebirds have generally not been considered within this group, the fact that almost 40% of the species breed along coasts and more than 60% often or always spend the nonbreeding season in coastal habitats more than justifies their inclusion as marine birds (at least those species that totally or partially depend upon the marine environment). Their inclusion markedly increases species diversity in marine birds since shorebirds add about 217 species to the 280 that are traditionally thought of as marine.

Keywords

animals behavior breeding classification ecology environment evolution iron marine environment predator species diversity

Editors and affiliations

  • Joanna Burger
    • 1
  • Bori L. Olla
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biology and Bureau of Biological ResearchRutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.Oregon State UniversityNewportUSA
  3. 3.Northwest and Alaska Fisheries CenterSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-4691-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-4693-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-4691-3
  • About this book