Bird Research and Conservation News in
24 October 2014
– The Fall 2014 edition of BirdWatch Canada (No. 69) includes an update on
efforts to conserve the Bicknell’s Thrush in Atlantic Canada, 2013-14 results and highlights from
Project FeederWatch, a report on the Important Bird Areas program in Ontario, and more.
website to view the table of contents, and to read a special report on the Motus Wildlife
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Vol. 2 of Howard & Moore Checklist Released
20 October 2014
– After many years in the making, the second volume of the
Howard & Moore
Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, Fourth Edition has recently been completed.
Bird Studies Canada’s Senior Scientist Dr. Denis Lepage played a critical role in the completion of
both volumes. His contributions included managing the extensive database, hosting it on our servers,
and helping with the production of the books.
This new edition of a major reference work reflects considerable changes in our understanding of
the evolution of birds. The respected scientific checklist has been updated thanks to studies of birds’
DNA over the past decade. The new edition also reflects revisions to species and subspecies. Range
statements have been revised, particularly for the Americas.
To receive a 25% discount,
purchase the book online through the Aves Press website and enter
the promotional code 121!dlp. Orders for delivery in Canada and the U.S. will be supplied from
stock held by Buteo Books, the appointed distributors of Aves Press in North America.
IHMW: Over 1 Million Hawks Counted!
Broad-winged Hawk Photo: Manjith Kainickara
14 October 2014
– During the Hawk Migration Association of North America’s first annual
International Hawk Migration Week,
more than 1.2 million migrating hawks, eagles, and vultures
were tallied at 100 sites throughout Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. In total, 29 raptor species were
counted. The vast majority of birds counted were Broad-winged Hawks, since the count took place
at the peak of their migration. Observers at watch sites in Veracruz, Mexico tallied the highest
numbers of birds. Interested in more detailed results? Read the
IHMW press release.
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