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Title: Bird banding and climate change: can we make a difference?

Author: Ralph, C. John; Wolfe, Jared D.;

Date: 2014

Source: North American Bird Bander. 39(2): 66-67.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: So how does your banding effort fit into the new paradigm of climate science? A little background: many bird populations underwent mass declines during the 19th century from a variety of causes including hunting and habitat change. Current human-induced climate change represents a new and fast-acting pressure that is inherently more difficult to curtail and may drive vulnerable bird populations to the brink of extinction. New problems often require creative tools and today' s scientists rely on a diverse array ofmethodologies to determine changes in bird populations including citizen science (e.g., eBird, breeding bird surveys and Christmas bird counts) and long-term banding stations.

Keywords: climate change, birds, banding

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Ralph, C. John; Wolfe, Jared D. 2014. Bird banding and climate change: can we make a difference? North American Bird Bander. 39(2): 66-67.


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