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Landbird Migration in the American West: Recent Progress and Future Research Directions


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Jay Carlisle, Susan K Skagen, Barbara E Kus, Charles Van Riper, Kristina L Paxton, and Jeff F. Kelly, 2009-05-01, Landbird Migration in the American West: Recent Progress and Future Research Directions: Boise State University ScholarWorks.


Our knowledge of avian behaviors during the non-breeding period still lags behind that of the breeding season, but the last decade has witnessed a proliferation in research that has yielded significant progress in understanding migration patterns of North American birds. And, although the great majority of migration research has historically been conducted in the eastern half of the continent, there has been much recent progress on aspects of avian migration in the West. In particular, expanded use of techniques such as radar, plasma metabolites, mist-netting, count surveys, stable isotopes, genetic data, and animal tracking, coupled with an increase in multi-investigator collaborations, have all contributed to this growth of knowledge. [...]


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