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Canadian Atlas of Bird Banding - Volume 1: Doves, Cuckoos, and Hummingbirds through Passerines, 1921-1995
Canadian Atlas of Bird Banding - Volume 1: Doves, Cuckoos, and Hummingbirds through Passerines, 1921-1995  0 - Cover  

Brewer D., A.W. Diamond, E.J. Woodsworth, B.T. Collins, and E.H. Dunn, Canadian Atlas of Bird Banding - Volume 1: Doves, Cuckoos, and Hummingbirds through Passerines, 1921-1995, 2000
Cat.: CW69-15/1-1-2000

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This volume is part of a series intended to summarize, for the first time, bird banding results for Canada. The series will include data on birds banded in Canada or encountered in Canada. Although limited in geographic scope, the data depict movement patterns that are typical for North America as a whole. The current volume deals with small landbirds (passerines and near passerines). Raptors and water birds such as rails and herons are excluded.

A full species account is given for each species with at least one record of an individual moving more than 100 km; banding and encounter statistics for all species banded in Canada are summarized in an appendix. Species accounts consist of 1) one or more encounter maps showing lines joining points of banding and encounter; 2) a narrative discussing results and movement patterns and recapping any major analyses of band encounters already published for the species; 3) a list showing details of selected encounters; 4) a table giving summary statistics such as encounter rate and mean distance moved; and 5) an effort map showing frequency of banding by geographic location.

Most of the results for rarely encountered species have not been published before. Results for more frequently encountered species indicate geographic differences in movement patterns, which are often consistent across many species. The information presented here should be of interest not only to banders and students of migration, but also to managers and conservationists wanting to know more about the wintering destinations and migration routes of Canada's birds.

 

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