Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Everyone's been sharing this link with me: https://www.courant.com/…/hc-hm-birds-connecticut-in-declin…
It is a fine article, but as I pointed out to the author, like most everything in nature the situation is much, much more complicated than simply declines of bird species. From our work at Yale Forest, we know that Connecticut bird communities are extremely dynamic, with more that 50% turnover in 35 years and population increases actually outpacing decreases- climate change, habitat change, species moving into new habitats, competition, etc. etc. all appear to play roles. The graph shows Yale Forest population increases vs. decreases for species whose continental populations are (1) increasing, (2) decreasing and (3) stable. We will have an article out soon...
Monday, October 28, 2019
|Plumage states of the Eskimo Curlew|
Our Eskimo Curlew research is now available as an open access document at http://www.birdconservationresearch.org/…/eskimo%20curlew%2…
It investigates the external anatomy of males vs. females and adults vs. juveniles, and identifies two previously undescribed plumage states. One of these states (see photo) exhibits prominent y-shaped markings on the breast whereas the other exhibits linear markings. It also documents, based on specimen data, the species' historical distribution.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Bird populations at Yale Forest have increased since 1985, but the amount of variability among individual study sites has also increased. As the figure shows, surveys were duplicated each year to gain a perspective of survey variability.
Unlike continental trends, which show that birds have declined by 30%, forest birds in northeastern Connecticut have undergone a 20% increase. Read about this and more in Bird Conservation Research's October newsletter: http://www.birdconservationresearch.org/pdf/bcr%20newsletter%2021-4.pdf.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The first of the presentations for Bird Conservation Research's new course on endangered species conservation are now available. These presentations focus on the history of endangered species conservation, the philosophical underpinnings of these efforts and the role of environmental scale in endangered species designation. These presentations may be viewed at the BCR web site by following this link to the slideshow page. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see Endangered Species Conservation.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
|Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird|
Bird Conservation Contributions is the peer-reviewed scientific journal of Bird Conservation Research, Inc. It is made available here through Arts and Academic Publishing. The series consists of individually published papers on basic and applied avian research that have conservation implications. Submissions may be data papers, syntheses or commentaries. Submissions are welcome from anywhere in the world, and are particularly encouraged from women and minority authors, researchers at small and non-academic institutions, researchers who have single author contributions, researchers with limited publication budgets and new authors who may need assistance in achieving professional publication standards. All submissions, correspondence and reviews are accomplished via the internet. All published papers are open access. There are no page charges or author fees for accepted papers.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
|Summer distribution of the Eastern Towhee (higher density in red regions).|
Distributional maps for birds reviewed in Forest Birds of Connecticut and Rhode Island are now available in a new Bird Conservation Research, Inc. publication. The maps are open access and may be viewed via Arts and Academic Publishing. Distribution of habitat and community parameters like species richness are also mapped. These maps provide the first ever view of the distribution of bird population densities across southern New England. The maps were produced by Kyle Arvisais of the University of Maine School of Forestry.
Distribution of oak-dominated forest (higher density has larger dots).