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Table 1 Details of tracking device deployment for collecting Herring Gull movement data used in this study

From: Both short and long distance migrants use energy-minimizing migration strategies in North American herring gulls

Local Breeding Population n tags deployed n individuals analyzed n migrations analyzed Deployment Location Years of Tracking Model Duty Cycle Attachment Method Capture Method
Eastern Arctic 14 8 8 Southampton Island, NU 2008, 2013–2015 Microwave Telemetry Inc. Solar 18 g PTT-100 10 h on, 24 h off Leg loop harness [28] Drop Trap [30]
Newfoundland 9 9 12 Witless Bay, NL 2015–2016 Ecotone Harrier GPS-UHF 15 g 6 locations per day Leg loop harness Bow-net [30]
Within 75 km of Quabbin Reservoir, MA 2009–2013 Microwave Telemetry Inc. Solar 30 g GPS-PTT, Northstar 11.5 g PTT 8 h on, 18 h off Chest Harness [32] Net Launcher [29]
Sable Island 8 8 17 Sable Island, NS 2012–2016 Microwave Telemetry Inc. Solar 22 g GPS-PTT 8 locations per day Leg loop harness Bow-net
Bay of Fundy 10 8 11 Kent Island, NB 2009–2010, Microwave Telemetry Inc. Solar 18 g PTT-100 6 h on, 34 h off Leg loop harness Drop Trap
Brier Island, NS 2014–2015 Ecotone Harier-L 13 g GPS-UHF 6 locations per day Leg loop harness Drop Trap