Research, monitoring, and conversation of neotropical migratory land birds in the West Indies

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Steven C. Latta
Adrianna Tossas
Ann Sutton
Hiram Gonzalez
Paul B. Hamel
David DeSante

Abstract A report to the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB) by the Neotropical Migratory Bird Working Group of the SCSCB: In a Caribbean-wide effort to compile and exchange among islands information about Neotropical migratory birds that spend the non-breeding season in the Caribbean Basin, we collected summaries of research projects undertaken on each island which had as their focus the ecology of Neotropical migratory birds, current research and conservation projects in each country, and a bibliography of publications based on local research. We then used these data to generate a comprehensive list of research priorities concerning migrants in the non-breeding season, and finally, recommend uniform methodologies for the monitoring of migratory land birds on the islands.


Keywords: conservation, monitoring, Neotropical migrant birds, research, West Indies


Resumen: Investigacion, monitoreo y monservación de aves migratorias neotropicales en las Indias Occidentales: un reporte al Sociedad para la Conservación y estudia de aves Caribeñas (SCSCB) por el grupo de Trabajo para Aves Migratorias Neotropicales de SCSCB-  En un esfuerzo para compilar y intercambiar entre los ornitólogos y conservacionistas de las islas caribeñas información sobre aves migratorias que pasan la temporada no-reproductiva en el Caribe, aquí presentamos un resumen de investigaciones concluidos sobre la ecología de las aves migratorias, investigaciones y proyectos de conservación que están en marcha, y una bibliografía de publicaciones sobre aves migratorias en el Caribe. Usamos estos datos para producir una lista amplia de los prioridades de investigación sobre aves migratorias, y finalmente, unas recomendaciones para métodos uniformes para el monitoreo de aves migratorias en las islas.


Résumé: Etude, suivi et conservation des oiseaux migrateurs terrestres dans les Antilles : rapport à la Société pour l’etude et la Conservation des oiseaux de la Caraïbe (SCSCB) du groupe de Travail sur les Oiseaux Migrateurs Néotropicaux-  Dans le cadre d'un effort de compilation et d'échange d'informations entre les îles de la Caraïbe sur les oiseaux migrateurs néotropicaux qui y séjournent en dehors de la période de nidification, nous avons réunis des résumés des projets de recherches entrepris sur chaque île. Ces projets concernaient l'écologie des oiseaux migrateurs néotropicaux, les recherches et les actions de conservation en cours ainsi que l'établissement d'une bibliographie des publications basées sur des recherches locales. Ces données ont ensuite permis de définir une liste exhaustive des priorités de recherche sur les migrants hors saisons de nidification et, en conclusion, de recommander des méthodes homogènes de suivi de ces espèces dans les îles.

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