Enhancing bird banding information sharing across the western hemishpere

held Thursday, July 19th - Monday, July 23rd, 2007, Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe (CEAPRC) Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Bird banding and marking provide indispensable tools for ornithological research, management, and conservation of migratory birds and their habitats along migratory routes, breeding and non-breeding grounds. With the growing interest in international coordination of tracking bird movements, coordination amongst developing and existing programs is essential for effective data management. The North American Bird Banding Program (Canadian Bird Banding Office and U.S. Bird Banding Laboratory and the Mexican government) has been working to enhance collaboration with other Western Hemisphere countries to establish a voluntary bird banding communication network. This network addresses challenges, such as: demonstrating how sharing banding expertise and information management can support the stewardship of Western Hemisphere migratory birds, ensuring that valuable banding and encounter data are captured and shared. With increasing numbers of international scientific and conservation initiatives, bird banding and marking programs must provide essential international coordination functions as well as support local activities by facilitating access to bands, training, data management and encounter reporting.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Enhancing bird banding information sharing across the western hemishpere
Year Published 2007
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 108
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Shared spaces: The right of humans and birds to share the Earth: 16th Meeting of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB): Program and abstracts
First page 25 (abs)
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