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Boreal Birds of North America


Melanie Colón
  • A Hemispheric View of Their Conservation Links and Significance Jeffrey V. Wells University of California Press 2011 Berkeley, California United States http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520271005

    160 pages

     

    Adobe PDF E-Book ISBN: 9780520950580

    ePUB Format ISBN: 9780520950580

    English , Nearctic, , Canada, United States, Studies in Avian Biology 41 Cooper Ornithological Society 11/01/2011 9780520271005 No value 11/01/2011 9780520950580

Reaching from interior Alaska across Canada to Labrador and Newfoundland, North America’s boreal forest is the largest wilderness area left on the planet. It is critical habitat for billions of birds; more than 300 species regularly breed there. After the breeding season, many boreal birds migrate to seasonal habitats across the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. This volume brings together new research on boreal bird biology and conservation. It highlights the importance of the region to the global avifauna and to the connectivity between the boreal forest and ecoregions throughout the Americas. The contributions showcase a unique set of perspectives on the migration, wintering ecology, and conservation of bird communities that are tied to the boreal forest in ways that may not have been previously considered.

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