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dc.contributor.authorThompson, David H.-
dc.contributor.authorLandin, Mary Collins, 1941--
dc.creatorEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.identifier.govdocTechnical Report D-78-13-
dc.descriptionTechnical Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractAerial surveys of 1040 km of the Upper Mississippi River, Locks and Dams 1-26, showed 35 active colonies of five species of larger waterbirds (great blue heron, great egret, black-crowned night heron, double-crested cormorant, and Forster’s tern) nesting in the floodplain. In addition, green herons and yellow-crowned night herons are reported as nesting, although location by aerial survey was not possible due to cryptic coloration and nest placement beneath the tree canopy. No species were found nesting on dredged material. In general, colonies were located on isolated insular natural sites on the east side of the river below dams and/or tributaries. Dredged material sites were found to be unsuitable for nesting because of high human recreational use of dredged material and the early succession of vegetation stages present.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDredged Material Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.format.extent116 pages / 8.48 MB-
dc.publisherU.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Stationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Report (Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. D-78-13-
dc.rightsApproved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectMississippi Riveren_US
dc.subjectDredging spoilen_US
dc.subjectDredged materialen_US
dc.titleAn aerial survey of waterbird colonies along the Upper Mississippi River and their relationship to dredged material depositsen_US
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