Steller's Eider Survey Near Barrow, Alaska, June, 2008
The Alaska breeding population of Steller’s Eider (Polysticta stelleri) was classified as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in June 1997 (USFWS 2002). Recent records suggest that the species’ current breeding range in northern Alaska has been greatly reduced and now is restricted mostly to the vicinity of Barrow (Quakenbush et al. 2002). Results of aerial surveys in the past decade verify this distribution pattern (e.g., Larned et al. 1999, Obritschkewitsch et al. 2008, Ritchie and King 2001).
Our major objective in 2008 and previous years was to estimate the number of Steller’s Eiders in the region
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Start Date: 2008/06/16
End Date: 2008/06/21