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Guidelines to the Use
of Wild Birds in Research

Special publication, 1997

Third edition, 2010


The Ornithological Council dedicates this 2010 revision to

Lewis W. Oring

and the late Abbot (Toby) S. Gaunt

whose commitment to the well-being of the birds for whom
ornithologists share a deep and abiding
concern has served
our profession well for so many years.