World Migratory Bird Day and Global Big Day are this Saturday, 8 May! We hope you’ll join us in this global celebration to raise awareness about the importance of conserving migratory birds and their habitats. We’ve pulled together a few Wing Beat posts from this past year that highlight research findings from migration-related papers that …
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High-intensity Flight Feather Molt: A Cryptic but Critical Phase of the Annual Cycle of Migratory Warblers
By Ronald L. Mumme Linked paper: High-intensity flight feather molt and comparative molt ecology of warblers of eastern North America, by Ronald L. Mumme, Robert S. Mulvihill, David Norman, Ornithology. The lives of migratory songbirds inhabiting the north temperate zone are built around three dramatic and energetically demanding phases of their annual cycle: spring migration, …
As earth-bound, bipedal creatures, our view of the world contrasts sharply with that of the miniature winged beasts we call songbirds.
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The latest supplement to AOS’s Checklist of North and Middle American Birds includes major updates to the organization of the continent’s bird species.
Bird song has long been considered a sexually selected signal, used predominantly by male songbirds for territorial defense and mate attraction.
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The beauty of specimens in biological collections is that they keep serving researchers for an indefinite period of time after they have been collected.
When the fragment of calcareous plate was unearthed in sunny southeastern France, there was a hint of the presence within it of small fossil bones.
In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, here are six favorite migration-related papers published in AOS journals in the past year.