Bulletin - Biological Survey Volume 35

Bulletin - Biological Survey Volume 35

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...winter in California, as one was taken at Humboldt Bay, December 7, 1885 (Townsend), and at Lake Elsinore, February, 1902 (Nordhoif). Spring migration.--The marbled godwit is among the earlier migrants of the shorebirds; it reaches central Illinois in early April (Griffin); Heron Lake, Minnesota, average April 12, earliest April 8, 1889 (Miller); Lincoln, Nebr., April 18, 1899 (Wolcott); Loveland, Colo., average April 27, earliest April 20, 1887 (Smith); Shoalwater Bay, Washington, April 13, 1854 (Cooper); southern Manitoba, average May 1, earliest April 29, 1901 (Wemyss); southern Saskatchewan, average May 3, earliest April 16, 1907 (Lang). Nearly all of the few spring records on the Atlantic coast are in May. Eggs have been found at Oakland Valley, Iowa, April 20, 1878 (Rice); Winnebago, Iowa, May 6, 1871 (Krider); Miner County, S. Dak., May 16, 1892 (Patton); Minnewaukan, N. Dak., May 22, 1892 (Rolfe); in Grant County, Minn., May 24, 1876 (Sennett); and in southern Saskatchewan, May 29, 1905 (Bent). The birds and their young were common June 8, 1820, near the mouth of the Loup Fork of the Platte, Nebraska (Say).. Fall migra.tion.--The return movement begins in July, since migrants have been taken at Ugashik, Alaska, July 16, 1881 (Osgood), on the New Jersey coast late in the month (Stone), and on Pea and Bodie islands, North Carolina, July 11, 1904 (Bishop). A gunner who shot for the market near Newport, R. I., obtained only 26 of these godwits during eight seasons, the extreme dates ranging from August 6, 1873, to October 2, 1868 (Sturtevant). The latest date in Colorado is October 1, 1874 (Henshaw). Pacific Godwit. Limosa lapponica baueri Naum. The principal breeding range of the Pacific godwit is in-northeastern Siberia, but a few...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932773
  • 9781236932778