Northeastward reverse migration of birds over Nova Scotia, Canada, in autumn

  title={Northeastward reverse migration of birds over Nova Scotia, Canada, in autumn},
  author={W. J. Richardson},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  • W. J. Richardson
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Geography
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • SummaryDuring 4 seasons of study, small numbers of birds flew overland to the NNE-E, counter to the main SW migration, intermittently throughout the ‘autumn’ (31 July – 16 November). Radars also detected overwater reverse migration (RM) from New England to Nova Scotia and from Nova Scotia toward Newfoundland. RM occurred at all hours of the day and night, especially when few birds were migrating SW. Most but not all cases of RM occurred with following SW winds. RM was more common with cloud and… CONTINUE READING

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