It is represented essentially by the Anatidae, the Rallidae, the Podicipedidae, the Phalacrocoracidae, the Ardeidae, the Threskiornithidae, the Coconiidae, the Accipteridae, the Pandionidae, the Recurvirostridae, the Charadriidae, the Alcedinidae, the Laridae, the Sterninae and the Scolopacidae
This is an exception among related species of the family Scolopacidae
, for which different nesting habitats were reported occasionally only in case of the Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus), Greenshank (Tringa nebularia), and Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) (Hayman et al.
3 million birds from the families Anatidae, Charadriidae, and Scolopacidae
come to Alaska from Asia each year (online Appendix Table).
The average proportion by family of expected species detected in the surveys increases from 65 to 73% if waterfowl, shorebirds, nocturnal families, and hummingbirds (Anatidae, Charadriidae, Scolopacidae
, Tytonidae, Strigidae, Steatornithidae, Nyctibiidae, Caprimulgidae, and Trochilidae) are removed.
Analyses were performed for all species and separately for species of the Anatidae family (ducks, swans, geese) and waders (shorebirds of the families Scolopacidae
and Charadriidae), which are essentially associated with wetlands or coastlines.
Seventeen species of shorebirds were recorded, six species of Charadriidae and 11 Scolopacidae
, totaling 96,889 individuals.