Swallow-tailed Kite Migration:  5,000 Miles of Conservation Concerns in a Changing World

Prior to the 1900s, Swallow-tailed Kites nested in 21 states, but a decline from 1880 to 1940 resulted in a present scattered population in six southeastern states. Since 1988, the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) has studied the ecology and behavior of Swallow-tailed Kites to inform management and conservation planning. ARCI has used satellite telemetry to describe the 10,000-mile round-trip migration of U.S Swallow-tailed Kites and to identify impacts on survival and reproduction. Join Dr. Ken Meyer, founder of ARCI, as he shares his experiences supporting the management and conservation of rare birds.

This program is made possible with support from the Wells Fargo

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