Maina HandmakerKeymaster@shorebird-forum-adminJanuary 25, 2019 at 10:41 am #751
We are having issues with off-leash dogs disturbing roosting shorebirds, and need help convincing our town government to instate a local law against it during key months of the year for shorebirds in our area. Does anyone have any research quantifying the impact of dogs on roosting shorebirds?
Christine AndersonParticipant@christineandersonApril 26, 2019 at 3:06 pm #1020
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My friend Colleen Murchison did her masters studying how human activity affects the behaviour of shorebirds during migration stopovers on Vancouver Island. One of the things she looked at specifically was the presence of dogs. Her research paper is available freely here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304612226_Human_Activity_and_Habitat_Characteristics_Influence_Shorebird_Habitat_Use_and_Behavior_at_a_Vancouver_Island_Migratory_Stopover_Site. She is working for Parks Canada now and I’m sure she would be happy to talk about her findings if you are still looking for information.
ChristineMaina HandmakerKeymaster@shorebird-forum-adminApril 30, 2019 at 10:34 am #1022
Thank you for sharing, Christine! This is very helpful.Ivo TejedaParticipant@ivonicolasMay 2, 2019 at 12:14 pm #1023
Hi, maybe this paper can help:
IvoKylie WilsonParticipant@khwilson1994September 1, 2020 at 9:27 pm #1319
This recent article by Audubon Florida directly mentions a few studies about the effects of dogs on shorebirds and seabirds. https://www.audubon.org/news/why-leashing-dogs-easy-way-protect-birds-and-their-chicks?fbclid=IwAR0uobZPAssZrt5qbw4J0o6pZ8hFgZ4J_tlzhgKRnGss5hpkvaA_K6NoQZc
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