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Abstract: Within B. C., Greater Yellowlegs are known to breed in wet, boreal forests of the northeast as well as in areas bordering the Alaska Panhandle. In the spring of 2014 a population of Greater Yellowlegs was found to be breeding near the northern tip of Vancouver Island; despite similar habitat characteristics this is well outside i ts known breeding range.
Keywords: Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca, breeding range, Vancouver Island
Chutter, C. 2016. Breeding range expansion of the Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) in British Columbia. British Columbia Birds 26: 2–3. First published on-line February 2015.
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