Accession Number : ADA323355

Title :   Seasonal Abundance and Habitat-Use Patterns of Coastal Bird Populations on Padre and Mustang Island Barrier Beaches (Following the Ixtoc I Oil Spill),

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chapman, Brian R.

PDF Url : ADA323355

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The report assesses the impact of the Ixtoc I oil spill on coastal bird populations and provides baseline information about the distribution and seasonal abundance of the avian species that use south Texas beach and nearshore habitats. The report synthesizes all available data on waterbirds in the study area, including censuses made from October 1979 through June 1981. The section on results and discussion describes the annual, seasonal, and daily cycles of avian abundance, distribution, and diversity. The species profiles sections provide distribution, status, seasonal abundance, habitat-use patterns, and oil vulnerability information for 26 species.

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *BARRIERS, *BIRDS, *BEACHES, *OIL SPILLS, VULNERABILITY, INSHORE AREAS, CYCLES, WATER POLLUTION, PROFILES, BASE LINES, HABITATS, DAILY OCCURRENCE, TEXAS, ISLANDS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE