Birds (Herbivore)

Landbirds (Ptarmigan) and waterfowl (geese, swans)

Jose Ortega
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FECs Group Parameter Attributes Priority Extreme Events Scale Complexity Recurrance Method Notes
Birds (Herbivore)Population size, number, habitat selectionEssential
  • Local
  • Global
  • Basic
  • Advanced
AnnuallyVarious aerial and ground surveysPtarmigan may be poorly covered by these methods. Most important attribute for reporting on this FEC. Ref: State of the Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Report

Arctic residents, cyclic patterns in population density/productivity