I am a graduate student working out of Trent University looking at the use of stable isotopes to elucidate patterns of migratory connectivity in Semipalmated Plovers.
I am wondering if 1) anyone will be sampling shorebirds on their wintering grounds between January and April 2009 (anywhere from the coastal southern east or west US to Mexico, the Caribbean or South America). If so, would it be possible for you to collect the 7th primary feathers from wintering Semipalmated Plovers (or Killdeer), in addition to collecting a water sample from the sampling location. And/or 2) if anyone is aware of other individuals sampling wintering shorebird that I might be able to contact.
I appreciate any information or help that can be provided. Thank you very much for your time.