A project of The Center for Conservation Biology in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.
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The Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) is a large, long-distance migrant shorebird. They stop in the Atlantic Canada region, including the Acadian Peninsula. This tracking project is the beginning of a study to determine the stopover habits, breeding origins, and migration routes of the whimbrels in the region.
Funding, staff, and additional resources for this project were provided by the following partners: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Canadian Wildlife Service, Mount Allison University, The Université de Moncton's Shippagan Campus, and The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University. The project was successful due to the assistance from local blueberry growers on Miscou and Lamèque Island.