Conservation status of the buff-breasted sandpiper:historic and contemporary distribution andabundance in south america

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis) Science Article 2

abstract

We present historic and contemporary information on the distribution and abundance of BuffbreastedSandpipers (Tryngites subruficollis) in South America. Historic information was collated from the literature,area ornithologists, and museums, whereas contemporary data were derived from surveys conducted throughoutthe main wintering range in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil during the austral summers of 1999 and 2001. Variablecircular plot sampling was used to estimate population densities.

RICHARD B. LANCTOT et al, Wilson Bull., 114(1), 2002, pp. 44-72

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