King Eider Studies for the Greater Mooses Tooth Project NPR-A, 2020

In this report, we present the first year of results of the King and Spectacled Eider pre-nesting survey in the GMT and Willow study areas and the King Eider nesting study. The goal of the study is to evaluate the effects of development on the abundance, distribution, habitat use, and nesting success of King Eiders in the GMT and Willow development areas.

The 4 primary objectives of the 5-year study are:

• describe annual patterns in distribution and abundance of pre-nesting eiders near and far from infrastructure

• determine the effects of construction period, distance to infrastructure, and habitat on incubation behavior and nest survival

• identify the primary causes of nest failure for eiders

• evaluate changes in the frequency of occurrence of nest predators among construction periods

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics biota
Other Contacts CPAI Environmental Studies Coordinator (Email:
Primary Organization ABR, Inc.
Funding Organizations ConocoPhillips
Other Organizations ConocoPhillips
Organization Types Industry and Consultants
Geo-keywords North Slope
Status Ongoing
Start Date 2020-01-01
Created February 15, 2021, 05:47 (AKST)
Last Updated July 1, 2021, 22:51 (AKDT)