Snow Goose Colony Monitoring, Brant and Snow Goose Productivity Surveys, and Snow Goose Banding in Northern Alaska

Snow Goose Colony Monitoring, Brant and Snow Goose Productivity Surveys, and Snow Goose Banding in Northern Alaska

ABR has monitored Brant and Snow Goose productivity along the central Arctic Coastal Plain since 1992 for the North Slope Borough. At the Ikpikpuk Snow Goose colony, aerial photo-surveys were conducted during incubation and brood-rearing. Aerial surveys were used to for long-term monitoring of 23 Brant colonies. In most years since 2000, with the assistance of North Slope Borough staff and residents, brood-rearing/molting Snow Geese were captured for banding and recapture and return data have been an important contribution to flyway management.

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