Monitoring Black Guillemot population and nesting success at Herschel Island, Yukon Territory ? 2005

Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) Science Article 7


The Black Guillemot colony at Pauline Cove on Herschel Island is the only one in the Yukon Territory, and one of the few in the western Arctic. This colony has been monitored for population and nesting success since about 1984. The nearest Black Guillemot nesting colony to Herschel Island, and the largest in the western Arctic is located at Point Barrow, Alaska. Researchers there have monitored that colony since the early 1970s and have explored links between population declines, poor nesting productivity, changes in the physical environment, and climate change. The monitoring of Black Guillemot population and nesting success at Herschel Island Territorial Park can provide valuable information for understanding changes across the Beaufort Sea region

Cameron D. Eckert, Dorothy Cooley, and Richard R. Gordon, Yukon Department of Environment.
Whitehorse, Yukon. Technical Report Series. TR-06-01. 15 pp.

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