Shorebirds in Marine Enviroments
Studies in Avian Biology No. 2
by Frank Pitelka
Publisher: Allen Press and The Cooper Ornithological Society
"Let me begin by welcoming you all to the Pacific Seabird Group meeting, of which the first part is a shorebird symposium. For my introductory comments, I have chosen to look at shorebird biology and distribution along the Pacific Coast from a fairly global point of view. Such a view is forced upon us when, for example, we think about the relative importance
of different sectors of the coast and the degree to which they must figure in any efforts to select and preserve coastal wetlands that will be not only representative, but also really adequate. After all, shorebirds are long-distance migrants, and this larger view of the coast as an eco-geographic system is necessary and, indeed, inescapable for an understanding of shorebird migrational dynamics and the habitats they need to complete their annual cycles."
by Frank Pitelka.