Accession Number:

ADA007910

Title:

A Review of the Influence of Weather on Bird Migration.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Nov 73-15 Jun 74,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The literature review updates the work of Lack in 1960 on weather and passerine migration. Noted additions include data obtained with radar surveillance or tracking of birds as well as waterfowl, shorebird, and raptor migration. All orientation research using caged migrants has been omitted. Only research on free-flying birds is included. Although the internal physiology of the bird is important in the limitation and continuation of migration, it has been disregarded. The interested reader is referred to a recent review by Evans. The influence of weather on bird migration is essential to predicting bird-aircraft strike hazards, thus enabling avoidance of the hazards and the enhancement of flight safety.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Ecology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE