Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): David C. Evers; Joseph D. Kaplan; Peter S. Reaman
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: McIntyre, J.W.; Evers, D.C., eds. Loons: old history and new findings, proceedings of a symposium from the 1997 meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union; 1997 August 15; Minneapolis, MN. Holderness, NH: North American Loon Fund: 78-90.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: North Central Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (871.91 KB)

    Description

    Capture, marking and release of birds began at the end of the 19th century and has increased in application to better understand the natural history of birds. The method of leg banding (or "ringing" in Europe) is now widely accepted as the primary means for determining movements, longevity, and individual performance of birds. By recapturing birds or using remote identification methods through auxiliary marking techniques, investigators can follow individuals over time and even determine lifetime reproductive success (LRS). Although LRS studies are difficult (Newton 1992 identified only 23 major studies worldwide) shorter-term marking studies have provided extensive information for many birds species in North America.

    Publication Notes

    • Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
    • Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
    • During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
    • Please contact Sharon Hobrla, shobrla@fs.fed.us if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Evers, David C.; Kaplan, Joseph D.; Reaman, Peter S. 2000. Demograhic characteristics of the common loon in the upper Great Lakes. In: McIntyre, J.W.; Evers, D.C., eds. Loons: old history and new findings, proceedings of a symposium from the 1997 meeting of the American Ornithologists'' Union; 1997 August 15; Minneapolis, MN. Holderness, NH: North American Loon Fund: 78-90.

    Keywords

    common loon, demographics, Great Lakes

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/12439