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Land vertebrates belonging to the class Aves with warm blood, feathers, wings, and reproduction characterized by egg laying.
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Resources for banders [More info]
Links to bird banding manual, banding associations, equipment and suppliers, bibliography, band size lookup, recapture database, bander services, aging and sexing birds, longevity records, Canadian atlas of bird banding and other resources.
PDF SAGEMAP: a web-based spatial dataset for sage grouse and sagebrush steppe management in the Intermountain West [More info]
Links to fact sheet describing the database of spatial information on sage grouse and sagebrush habitats.
PDF Surveillance for asian H5N1 avian influenza in the United States [More info]
General description of US government efforts to monitor the occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild migratory birds.
Survival of adult female northern pintails in Sacramento Valley, California [More info]
Report on the population of northern pintails between 1979 and the 1990s in Sacramento Valley, California, including methods of study including radio telemetry, causes of mortality, morphometrics, survival rates, and management implications.
PDF The avian influenza H5N1 threat [More info]
Describes highly pathogenic avian influenza and explains why this wildlife disease is of concern to health scientists and the public. Diagram shows potential pathways by which the disease could be transmitted to other animals, including humans.
The whooping crane report [More info]
Report on the captive breeding program at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center to help save endangered whooping cranes. Site links to natural history information on whooping cranes, why they are endangered, cool facts on cranes, and a photo gallery.
Tools for learning about birds [More info]
Links to pictures, songs and identification of birds of the United States, Canada, and Central America plus seasonal bird maps and a quiz on birds.
Trumpeter swan [More info]
Studies of the trends of the Rocky Mountain population of trumpeter swans using time series analysis.
USGS highly pathogenic avian influenza research strategy [More info]
Outlines specific goals of the USGS effort to study these important diseases of birds.
USGS role and response to highly pathogenic avian influenza [More info]
We work with state and Federal agencies to study these diseases of birds because they can affect both wild populations of birds and cultivated poultry, and their diseases can spread to other animals, including humans.
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