This is contained in a pdf file, obtainable from the excellent US Fish & Wildlife website for Alaska issues. http://alaska.fws.gov/media/ avian_influenza/index.htm

Could someone please critique the research design and share its strengths and weaknesses?

Could someone or group translate the bird names into their local and scientific names?

The sampling document is here

SAMPLING PROTOCOL FOR HIGHLY PATHOGENIC ASIAN H5N1 AVIAN INFLUENZA IN MIGRATORY BIRDS IN ALASKA
Alaska Interagency HPAI Bird Surveillance Working Group, March 1, 2006

Here is the list of birds to be sampled–
INDEX -common English name, page number

Steller’s Eider 4
Northern Pintail 7
Lesser Snow Goose 11
Emperor Goose 15
Spectacled Eider 18
Black Brant 21
Lesser Sandhill Crane 25
Tundra Swan 28
Long-tailed Duck 31
Aleutian Canada Goose 34
Rock Sandpiper 69
Pacific Golden Plover 72
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 75
Aleutian Tern 79
Glaucous-winged Gull 82
Glaucous Gull 85
Eastern Yellow Wagtail 88
Arctic Warbler 92
Gray-cheeked Thrush 96
Pacific Common Eider 37
King Eider 41
Dunlin 44
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 49
Bar-tailed Godwit 53
Ruddy Turnstone 56
Pectoral Sandpiper 59
Red Knot 63
Long-billed Dowitcher 66

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