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Goose Camp: Nesting Sites of the Atlantic Brant

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In the summer of 2015, the University of Delaware's Chris Williams, associate professor of wildlife ecology in UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, traveled to Southampton Island in Canada’s north Hudson Bay to study the nesting sites of the Atlantic brant goose, a bird whose population has been fluctuating and on a moderate decline for many years. The team wanted to learn if limitations during the summer breeding season have accelerated that trend. While the brant did have more nesting success this year than last, Williams said that it was still not likely enough to rebound the low population. Visit UDaily for more on the story: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2016/apr/atlantic-brant-research-042516.html