Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network

Crews of Manomet shorebird scientists are now heading back to the Canadian Arctic and Alaska to begin the Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network (ASDN) field research season! 


The Network includes 17 partners working at 16 field sites to help determine what limits shorebird populations by tracking their nesting success and survivorship on their arctic breeding grounds - the one place where they reliably return each year.


Manomet researchers at the Canning River in Alaska and Coats Island, a remote site in Canada’s Hudson Bay, will be sending back updates via satellite phone on how their research is progressing, along with incredible wildlife and landscape photos. Follow our scientists throughout the field season on their blog: