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(cheniers), in general, are important spring stopover sites
for Nearctic-Neotropical migrants because they provide a
place to rest and replenish fat stores following trans-Gulf
flight. Since 1988, we have been monitoring spring migration
along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Cameron
Parish, La. The initial site was at the Holleyman-Sheely
Sanctuary (formerly called Peveto Woods), a coastal woodland,
owned by Baton Rouge Audubon Society. For the last few years,
we have moved our banding operation to the Johnson
Bayou site, a privately owned woodland close to the
town of Johnson Bayou. In 1998 , we added a new site
and monitored migration at the Sabine National Wildlife
Refuge. The refuge has approximately 125,000 acres of fresh,
brackish, and saltwater marsh. The study site within
SNWR is located on a narrow man-made levee bordered by a
canal on one side and a bog and mudflat on the other.
The dominant vegetation is yaupon (Ilex vomitoria)
and Chinese tallow (Sapium sebiferum). During
migration, flocks of shorebirds concentrate on the flats
bordering the site.
University of Southern Mississippi. Last modified:
24 February, 2007
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