THE FUTURE OF THE PAINTED BUNTING
A cooperative program entitled the Eastern Atlantic Painted Bunting Working Group was formed in 2001 to address the research and management needs of Painted Bunting populations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. State and federal biologists and managers, non-governmental organization managers, and interested citizens are cooperating in planning future research on the bunting that will benefit the recovery of its population. Hopefully that recovery will be well underway in the southeastern U. S. by 2015. The Painted Bunting is a species that can exist in harmony with humans, possibly even in developed land. This bird's colorful image, unequaled in our songbirds, as well as its musical song are worth our efforts to maintain its population for future generations of Americans living in our coastal habitats. However, healthy populations of Painted Buntings also mean that our environment is well managed for wildlife and humans. Healthy songbird populations are indicators of a quality environment.
CAN THIS SPECIES SURVIVE?
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USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Athens, Georgia and Laurel, Maryland; The University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forest Resources; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Regional Office, Atlanta, Georgia; and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The Story of Georgia's Painted Buntings
was written by
J. Michael Meyers, Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Warnell School of Forest Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2152 with contributions from Lisa K. Duncan and Elizabeth G. Springborn, Warnell School of Forest Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2152
Acknowledgements - Dedicated to the 25 student interns and assistants who made this project possible by their good work and deeds.
Web page designed by Jason Derifaj.