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Birds, Protection of

Minnesota. (1)
North America (3)
North Dakota. (1)
Prairie Pothole Region. (3)
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Neotropical Migratory Birds of the Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana: Abstracts for Selected Species and Management Considerations

Some may find this June 1995 report by Robert Barry and others (.pdf format, 4257K) of interest; it reviews the scientific literature on thirteen species of Neotropical migratory songbirds breeding in the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. Authors summarize "distribution, biology, habitats, and density" as well as population trends and management suggestions for selected species.
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Devoted entirely to issues related to migratory birds, this site provides broad and accessable information on the millions of songbirds that breed in the U.S. and Canada and spend the winter in Latin America and the Caribbean. John Sterling maintains this site which contains seven fact sheets that discuss the relationship between migratory birds and coffee, insect consumption, the importance of...
The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement

This virtual exhibit from the National Museum of American History focuses on the odd origins of the Audubon society and other early conservation movements: nineteenth-century America's rage for plumage to adorn women's hats. Divided into three sections -- Feather Adornment, Hunting and Collecting, and Audubon Movement -- this exhibit begins by illustrating the use of feathers, and indeed whole...
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota

The Raptor Center is an informational site about the Center that features the birds it has treated and environmental issues related to endangered birds.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

New research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology points to acid rain as a major cause of songbird decline, where previous research focused on forest fragmentation. Along with a press release and a downloadable Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version of the entire study, the site includes other ornithological resources, news items, and information about the lab.
The North American Bird Banding Program: Bird Banding Laboratory

This Web site from the US Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Bird Banding Laboratory provides a variety of information on bird banding in North America. Data gathered from banded birds "increases our knowledge and understanding of birds and their habitats and assists us in their management and conservation." This Web site serves a broad audience including permitted banders,...
Fatal Light Awareness Program

This Toronto based organization was formed to raise awareness about the problems that windows and lighted structures cause for migrating birds. Focusing on tall buildings in urban areas, this Web site provides yet another reason to turn the lights off when not in use. By visiting the BFB Monitoring section, users can view a number of buildings that have been monitored for their nighttime light...
Peregrine Falcons

The first Web site is a fact sheet from the Wildlife Management Division of Alberta Environmental Protection (1) about these fascinating raptors. The Web site for the Peregrine Fund, a pioneer in the peregrine falcon recovery effort, provides this overview of the history of peregrine recovery (2). A program to restore peregrine faclons to Harpers Ferry National Park was started in 2001; this Web...
The Red Kite

The Gigrin, a family-run sheep farm in Wales with a conservation mindset, offers this Web site devoted to the red kite, a small raptor that humans have attempted to protect longer than for any other bird species in the world. Readers can expect a solid introduction to red kite natural history, and an encouraging example of conservation by private landowners. The main Web page provides a general...
Bird Migration

The first Web site (1) from Sony Picture Classics presents the official home page for "Winged Migration," the new, Academy-award nominated documentary from director Jacques Perrin that follows the epic migrations of birds worldwide using innovative techniques to capture amazing migration footage. Visitors to this site will find a trailer for the film, bird watching Web links, production notes,...
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