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Table 2 Yearly summary of winter space use for black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) from the Pribilof Islands (October thru February, 2008–2011)

From: Wintering North Pacific black-legged kittiwakes balance spatial flexibility and consistency

  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
# of birds St Paul [male / female] 19 [7/12] 26 [12/14] 15 [3/12]
# of birds St George [male / female] 17 [7/10] 18 [10/8] 18 [6/12]
Daily distance traveled (km)* 35.4 ± 3.5 32.1 ± 2.3 34.5 ± 2.8
Max distance from colony (km) 2,573 ± 682 2,508 ± 625 2,601 ± 798
Individual Area use (# 45 km grid cells) 811 ± 226 726 ± 120 781 ± 172
Residency (days) 2.17 ± 0.35 2.45 ± 0.45 2.09 ± 0.37
  1. *year: F = 14.25, p < 0.001