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Saving Migrant Birds: Developing Strategies for the Future

Series: Corrie Herring Hooks Series Volume: 55

By: John Faaborg

226 pages, 11 b/w photos, figs, maps

University of Texas Press

Paperback | Apr 2003 | #133337 | ISBN: 0292725485
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Hardback | Feb 2003 | #133380 | ISBN: 0292725442
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Evaluation of the state of songbird populations in the Americas, the effectiveness of conservation programs such as the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Program, and the reliability and completeness of scientific research on migrant birds. He shows that many factors besides habitat loss affect bird populations and that Neotropical migrants as a group are not declining dramatically, though some species adapt to habitat alteration more successfully than others.

This book will attract a great deal of attention and some controversy, and it is very timely.... It presents a carefully and closely reasoned argument about the magnitude of the conservation problems facing migrant birds, how we can reduce these problems, and how current conservation efforts have enormous value even if there is no immediate crisis. Scott K. Robinson, Professor and Head, Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois


List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. What Are Neotropical Migrants and Why Are We Concerned?; 2. The Breeding Bird Survey: So Simple Yet So Complex; 3. Is There Other Evidence for Large-Scale Population Declines?; 4. Fragmentation Studies: Real Evidence of Local Declines; 5. What Happens on Habitat Fragments?; 6. Rethinking Avian Demography: Understanding Landscapes, Sources, Sinks, and Dispersal; 7. Modern Management Guidelines for Breeding Migrant Birds; 8. Migrant Wintering Ecology: Characteristics and Constraints; 9. Population Limitation in Winter: Theory and Evidence; 10. Migration Ecology: A Limiting Factor?; 11. Migrant Birds in the New Millennium: Where Are We?; 12. Partners in Flight: How It Works and How You Can Help; Postscript; Appendix: List of Migrants for Partners in Flight; Bibliography

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