An animal’s home range constitutes the space traversed by an individual in its normal activities of foraging, mating, and caring for young (Burt 1943), and as such, understanding that space is important to the development of effective conservation plans for a species. Satellite tracking can yield valuable information on the home ranges of raptors as well as an understanding of various other aspects of their ecology (Meyburg and Fuller 2007); such information is lacking for adult Gyrfalcons (Falco rusticolus) in continental North America. Only two published studies have employed satellite telemetry to document the movements of Gyrfalcons in North America. McIntyre et al. (2009) tracked fledglings in Alaska and Burnham and Newton (2011) tracked fledglings and adults in Greenland. Additionally, Klugman et al. (1993) reported the movements of a single adult female Gyrfalcon in Greenland in...
Gyrfalcon Home Ranges and Movements on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska
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Joseph M. Eisaguirre, Travis L. Booms, Philip F. Schempf, Stephen B. Lewis; Gyrfalcon Home Ranges and Movements on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Journal of Raptor Research 1 March 2016; 50 (1): 109–114. doi: https://doi.org/10.3356/rapt-50-01-109-114.1
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