Reprinted from BC Nature August eNews.
A message from Tara Imlay (PhD) from the Canadian Wildlife Service:
Last year, my colleagues and I began a research project to understand the breeding area of bird species that experience high rates of anthropogenic (human-caused) mortality in southwestern British Columbia. The sources of anthropogenic mortality are varied, but can include things like collisions with windows or vehicles, or from cats and other domestic animals. For this work, we are collecting carcasses from this region until Summer 2021. Last year we received a large number of carcasses from the public, and we gratefully thank those who contributed.
This year, we are again asking your members, and other interested members of the public, to send us carcasses of birds that they find. We ask that they record the day, time, and location where the bird was found, and freeze the body (placing in a Ziploc bag or similar is sufficient). I have attached a poster [with contact information] that summarizes this information and this poster can be shared with your members, other organizations, or on social media.
Thank-you in advance for your assistance,