Notes on Trans-Gulf Migrants over the Open North Gulf of Mexico

Published in 1971

The study of migrating birds during the spring is spectacular whenever weather conditions precipitate locally heavy concentrations. Generally, observations of this type are made from off shore islands or along the immediate coastal area. Most bird students do net have the opportunity to study this phenomenon in the open Gulf. However. personnel aboard vessels operating in the northern Gulf of Mexico have long been aware of this spring activity during inclement weather. On two separate occasions Bullis and Lincoln (1952) and Bullis (1954) again recorded sizeable trans-Gulf migrations from a ship. Additional data has already been summarized by Lowery and Newman (1954). The purpose of this note is to place on record several observations made from a vessel in the north Gulf of Mexico.

Author: Dan C. Holliman
Volume Number: 19 Year Published: 1971
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 8

Link to article: 19 No. 2_1971_p8-9.pdf
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