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, …
Bird migration is one of the most spectacular wildlife phenomena on the planet, especially that of shorebirds that migrate thousands of miles every year.
Population size estimation is experiencing a bit of a renaissance, due in no small part to the recent “three billion birds lost” paper by Rosenberg et al.
In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, here are six favorite migration-related papers published in AOS journals in the past year.
The AOS Council has voted to approve changing the names of the Society’s journals from Auk to Ornithology and from Condor to Ornithological Applications.
Human dimensions are critical in understanding, preserving, and managing birds that eat crop pests, provide economic opportunities, and bring us joy.
The Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project began in 1979 and is the world’s longest-running experimental study of tropical forest fragments.
The Andean mountains of Colombia, my homeland, are home to the world’s highest diversity of birds and are a major coffee-producing region.
Populations of some common bird species, including the familiar Mourning Dove, have been on the decline for decades in North America.