U.S. Geological Survey Migratory Bird Science, 2020–21

Circular 1480
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Bird conservation as an endeavor engages a broad range of partners and a coordinated effort across State and Federal agencies, nongovernment organizations, universi­ties and, at times, international partnerships. To understand information needs and respond to the many challenges in bird conservation, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scien­tists participate in Flyway committees, on Joint Venture boards and working groups, in professional organizations, and in other conservation partnerships. These activities con­nect USGS scientists to conservation partners with whom they work to address substantial challenges. More than one hundred USGS scientists are dedicated to the scientific study of migratory birds.

This report presents the current (2021) representative breadth of activities of USGS scientists supporting the con­servation and management of migratory birds. Ninety USGS scientists contributed to the project descriptions and other information detailing the work of the USGS. The science herein is organized and presented thematically by research strengths and by management topics. The report emphasizes the geographic framework of the North American Flyway councils through which USGS engages regularly with Federal and State government agencies and others who are responsible for managing migratory bird populations.

Suggested Citation

Pearse, A.T., Sherfy, M.H., Wimer, M., Khalil, M., and Wiltermuth, M.T., 2021, U.S. Geological Survey migratory bird science, 2020–21: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1480, 131 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/cir1480.

ISSN: 2330-5703 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Migratory Bird Science at U.S. Geological Survey
  • List of Projects
  • Project Narratives
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1 List of Species
  • Appendix 2 Geographic Index
  • Appendix 3 Subject Index
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title U.S. Geological Survey migratory bird science, 2020–21
Series title Circular
Series number 1480
DOI 10.3133/cir1480
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Office of the AD Ecosystems, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description vi, 131 p.
Country Canada, United States
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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