Canadian Atlas of Bird Banding

Acknowledgements

This atlas evolved over several decades and could not have been completed without the help of dozens of contributors. The original manuscript, which covered banding data up to 1976, benefited from the help of Suzanne Blain, Anne Lambert, Colleen Hyslop, Tony Salvadori, and Linda Prywezcki. Heather Trueman helped Eric Woodsworth significantly with the data thinning and mapping programs, while Glen Atkinson and Richard Aylesworth contributed to the development of base maps and projection methods. Major word-processing assistance was provided by Manon Vincent and Lorraine Tomkewich.

After a decision was made to extend coverage through 1995, additional people provided help. These included Kathy Meeres, Lucie Métras, Louise Laurin, Ann Demers, Peter Blancher, Danny Bystrak , and Christine Eberl. Mary Gustafson of the U.S. Bird Banding Laboratory kindly checked the original data to answer many queries. In tracing Canadian encounters of foreign-banded birds, the authors were greatly helped by officers of the banding schemes in Greenland (Denmark) (Kaj Kampp), Iceland (Aevar Petersen), the United Kingdom (the late Chris Mead), and Europe as a whole (R.D. Wassenaar of the European Union for Bird Ringing).

Other contributions to Volume 1 were as follows: Audrey Heagy updated a large number accounts, and other reviews or new accounts were contributed by A.J. Erskine (Band-tailed Pigeon through Belted Kingfisher, Horned Lark, and Black-billed Magpie), Doug Collister (flycatchers and vireos), Nat Wheelwright (Savannah Sparrow), and Nicolaas Verbeek (Northwestern Crow). Laurie Hohban, Jeremy Hussell, and Beverly McBride provided clerical help. We especially thank David Hussell and Danny Bystrak for their thorough reviews of the manuscript, as well as Jane Whitney for her meticulous editing, all of which greatly improved the final document. The first edition was produced by the Scientific and Technical Documents Division of the Canadian Wildlife Service. Environment Canada Internet and database specialists prepared this second (online) edition in collaboration with Environment Canada editors. This edition was translated into French thanks to the Scientific and Technical Communications Section of the Canadian Wildlife Service and the Translation Bureau, which has also participated in the translation process.

Other contributions to Volume 2 were as follows: Bev McBride edited many accounts and cross-checked maps and encounter details, and new accounts or revisions of old accounts were contributed by Gary Kaiser (Rhinoceros Auklet, Western Gull, Laysan Albatross) and Gilles Chapdelaine (Razorbill). Many thanks are extended to those who commented on parts of the document: John Chardine, Jean-François Rail, and Chip Weseloh. Finally, we want to acknowledge the uncountable hours of effort that hundreds of banders have put into amassing the database on which this summary is based. This atlas is for you.

Several additional people made contributions to Volume 3. We especially thank the late Bruce Duncan and C. Stuart Houston for reviewing the manuscript, which greatly improved the final document.

Finally, we want to acknowledge the uncountable hours of effort that hundreds of banders have put into amassing the database on which this summary is based. This atlas is for you.

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