Under-studied boreal habitat key for North America’s ducks

Under-studied boreal habitat key for North America’s ducks

Posted: 19 Apr 2017 07:08 AM PDT

Knowing where migrating birds came from and where they’re headed is essential for their conservation and management. A new study tackles this challenge using stable isotope ratios, which reflect where birds were living while growing their feathers, and reveals that the northern reaches of Canada may have underappreciated importance for North America’s waterfowl.