Black-bellied plovers complete annual cycle
Three black-bellied plovers have been tracked from their wintering grounds back to their breeding grounds, completing the annual cycle of this species. These birds were originally tagged on Bathurst Island during the breeding season of 2015 by The Center for Conservation Biology and Canadian Wildlife Service staff. These birds were tracked to a broad range of wintering locations, and recently migrated back to their breeding grounds. This annual migration cycle of black-bellies was previously unknown and the study has begun to shed light on the behaviors and habitats of the plovers.
To read the full story by Fletcher Smith, go to the Center for Conservation Biology Website.