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Piping plover nest and chick survival in the Northern Great Plains, USA 2014-2016


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Swift, R.J., Anteau, M.J., Ellis, K.S., Ring, M.M., Sherfy, M.H., Toy, D.L., and Koons, D.N., 2020, Spatial variation in population dynamics of Northern Great Plains piping plovers, 2014–2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Two tabular data sets representing values to examine survival estimates for piping plover nests and chicks in the Northern Great Plains from 2014-2016. We focused on four study areas: U.S. Alkali Wetlands, Lake Sakakawea, Garrison Reach of the Missouri River, and Lake Oahe spanning eastern Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. We followed nests to completion, either success or failure, and created capture histories for uniquely banded chicks.


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ChickSurvival.csv 91.48 KB text/csv
NestSurvial.csv 73.82 KB text/csv


We estimated survival for nests and chicks as part of an overall assessment of vital rates for a larger analysis focusing on the connectivity and movement rates of piping plovers within the Northern Great Plains.

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