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Historical Bird Migration Card
Historical Bird Migration Card
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Title: Historical Bird Migration Card


Image scan of a historical bird migration card (1904). This is just an example of the more than 6 million handwritten cards stored in government files, in the North American Bird Phenology Progam, with more than a century of information about bird migration, a veritable treasure trove for climate-change researchers because they will help them unravel the effects of climate change on bird behavior.

This card: House Wren

Location: Tierra Amarilla , NM, USA

Date Taken: Sept 1904

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Photographer Organization: USGS

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.


North American Bird Phenology Program

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Type: JPEG image - 58.48 KB
Dimensions: 1209 x 499

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