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Répartition de la sauvagine en période de nidification entre les 51o et 58o de latitude nord dans la province de Québec

Publication Type: Technical Report

Author: Guérette Montminy, A., E. Berthiaume, M. Darveau, S. Cumming, D. Bordage, S. Lapointe et L.V Lemelin

Date: 2009

The distribution of waterfowl in the northern part of the province of Quebec is relatively poorly documented, thus habitat preferences of a lot of species are not clearly understood. With the objective to produce an atlas of the waterfowl breeding between the 51st and 58th degrees of latitude north, we gathered and analysed data from recent studies (after 1990) conducted on the study area and available under electronic format. The waterfowl breeding population and habitat survey, produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1990 in Quebec, is one of the most important data sources documenting the distribution of waterfowl in this area. Other surveys conducted in the study area, but on smaller areas, have been used for the parts that are not covered by the previous survey. In this report, we present maps of the breeding area for 21 species of waterfowl in the Quebec northern interior (non coastal). These results constitute the first step to describe environmental and biological variables that explain the distribution and abundance of waterfowl species in northern Quebec.

Guérette Montminy, A., E. Berthiaume, M. Darveau, S. Cumming, D. Bordage, S. Lapointe et L.V Lemelin. 2009. Répartition de la sauvagine en période de nidification entre les 51o et 58o de latitude nord dans la province de Québec. Rapport technique n° Q14, Canards Illimités Canada – Québec, Québec. 43 p.

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