9. Conservation of Migratory Birds in the Tropics

  1. Navjot S. Sodhi1,
  2. Çağan H. Şekercioğlu2,
  3. Jos Barlow3 and
  4. Scott K. Robinson4

Published Online: 23 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342611.ch9

Conservation of Tropical Birds

Conservation of Tropical Birds

How to Cite

Sodhi, N. S., Şekercioğlu, Ç. H., Barlow, J. and Robinson, S. K. (2011) Conservation of Migratory Birds in the Tropics, in Conservation of Tropical Birds, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342611.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    National University of Singapore

  2. 2

    Stanford University, USA

  3. 3

    Lancaster University, UK

  4. 4

    University of Florida, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334821

Online ISBN: 9781444342611



  • conservation of migratory birds - in the tropics;
  • 500 species of birds, numbering in billions of individuals - non-breeding season in tropics;
  • migratory birds, focus in avian conservation biology - over the last three decades;
  • conservation perspective - migratory birds, facing the worst of all possible worlds;
  • geographical scale of migratory behavior, conserving migratory birds - requiring large-scale conservation efforts;
  • migratory songbird conservation - differing from programs, designed mainly to prevent extinctions;
  • onset of massive conservation efforts - aimed at migratory birds, renaissance of research into phenomenon of migration;
  • hypothetical patterns of connectivity - in migratory songbirds' breeding in eastern North America, and wintering in Central America and in the West Indies;
  • conservation problems - faced by migratory birds in the tropics;
  • climate change, having subtler effects on migratory birds


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Migration – an imperiled phenomenon

  • The natural history of migratory birds

  • Conservation problems faced by migratory birds in the tropics

  • Towards a comprehensive strategy for migratory bird conservation