Kuparuk Eider Surveys - 2019

This report summarizes the results of surveys for Spectacled and King eider pre-nesting and nest distribution, habitat use, and productivity during 2019 in the Kuparuk area.

Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fisheri) are listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as a threatened species, and their population status on the North Slope is being monitored in support of the population recovery effort. Annual surveys for Spectacled Eiders began in the Kuparuk Oilfield in 1993 and have included searches for King Eiders (Somateria spectabilis) which nest in similar habitats and are frequently encountered while searching for Spectacled Eiders.

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Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics biota
Primary Contact CPAI Environmental Studies Coordinator (n1798@conocophillips.com)
Primary Organization ABR, Inc.
Funding Organizations ConocoPhillips
Other Organizations ConocoPhillips
Organization Types Industry and Consultants
Geo-keywords North Slope
Status Complete
End Date 2020-02-01
Created February 19, 2020, 05:17 (AKST)
Last Updated July 1, 2021, 22:09 (AKDT)