Using playbacks of chick vocalizations to locate and capture breeding Red Knots
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1 December 20
James A. Johnson, Lucas H. DeCicco, Nicholas R. Hajdukovich
James A. Johnson
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Migratory Bird Management, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503, USA
Use of recorded chick calls is an effective technique to locate and capture Red Knots and other shorebirds during brood-rearing. We provide details of how to attract and catch adults with flightless and flighted young, and occasionally adults without young, using mist-nets and a bow-net. We also recommend best practices for determining the site of capture, processing the birds, and their release.