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1 September 2001 Longevity Record and Annual Adult Survival of Semipalmated Sandpipers
Cheri L. Gratto-Trevor, Curt M. Vacek
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Abstract

A female Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) at least 16 years of age was observed at a nest near Churchill, Manitoba, which increases the previous longevity record for this species and ties that for the oldest small North American sandpiper. Mean annual adult survival rates since 1993 for Semipalmated Sandpipers in this area were not lower than those for previous years, despite considerable recent habitat destruction by Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens) and a continued decline in numbers of nesting sandpipers.

Cheri L. Gratto-Trevor and Curt M. Vacek "Longevity Record and Annual Adult Survival of Semipalmated Sandpipers," The Wilson Bulletin 113(3), 348-350, (1 September 2001). https://doi.org/10.1676/0043-5643(2001)113[0348:LRAAAS]2.0.CO;2
Received: 9 October 2000; Accepted: 1 August 2001; Published: 1 September 2001
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