Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Alaska
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Alaska Project

Assessing shorebird use of lagoons in Cape Krusenstern National Monument

March 2014 - December 2018


Participating Agencies

  • NRPP

Cape Krusenstern National Monument’s (CAKR) coastline includes lagoons and estuaries, which are important areas for migratory birds breeding and staging activities. Despite the vulnerability of these areas to effects of offshore energy development, little is known regarding abundance, species composition, distribution or use of coastal habitats by migrating waterbirds (shorebirds, waterfowl, and seabirds). We will address the following objectives at Krusenstern and Sisualik lagoons from mid July – late August, 2014: 1. Determine timing of use by post-breeding shorebirds 2. Determine species abundance and diversity of shorebirds 3. Document habitat use around and within the lagoon by shorebirds 4. Provide a comparison of data collected during this study to historic records for the area

Presentations Presentation Date
M. L. Boldenow, R. B. Lanctot, A. N. Powell, R. Porter, S. Freeman, S. Brown, R. McGuire, J. Cunningham, W. English, K. Grond, E. Kwon, D. B. Lank, C. Latty, V. Lovarti, D. Payer, S. Saalfeld, B. K. Sandercock, and A. S. Kitaysky. Impacts of austral summer stress exposure on the migration behavior and reproductive performance of a calidrid shorebird. Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting, Sackville, NB. August 2024
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Boldenow, M. L. 2018. Do wintering conditions drive population trends in semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla)? Evidence from a corticosterone biomarker. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK. May 2018