Avian Studies in the Willow Project Area, 2020

In 2017, ABR began conducting Spectacled Eider prenesting surveys and Yellow-billed Loon nest and brood surveys in the Willow Project area of the NE NPR-A in support of ConocoPhillips, Alaska, Inc. This report presents the results of Yellow-billed Loon surveys that were conducted in the Willow Project area in 2020. The surveys were designed to collect data on the distribution, abundance, and habitat use of Yellow-billed Loons in support of permit applications. The Yellow-billed Loon is listed as a sensitive species by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM 2019) and is the subject of required operating procedures (ROPs) under BLM’s Integrated Activity Plan (IAP).

A helicopter was used to survey 301 lakes in the Willow Project area for nesting and brood-rearing Yellow-billed Loons. Glaucous and Sabine’s gulls and Pacific and Red throated loons were recorded incidentally.

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Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics biota
Primary Contact Julie P. Parrett (jparrett@abrinc.com)
Other Contacts John E. Shook
Primary Organization ABR, Inc.
Funding Organizations ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
Organization Types Industry and Consultants
Geo-keywords North Slope
Created November 5, 2021, 11:15 (AKDT)
Last Updated November 5, 2021, 11:25 (AKDT)