Exploring the environmental factors influencing movements of Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) in North America
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Avian ecology has long perplexed ecologists due to technical challenges and lack of proper tools to monitor behaviors of migratory birds and their long distance migration paths and local movements. The development of binoculars in the late 1800s and bird banding in the early 1900s provided ecologists with a better understanding of avian migrations. However, in recent years satellite-tracking technologies such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS), combined with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has drastically improved techniques to monitor and analyze movements of animals, particularly ...