Funding for this research was provided by:
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (L12AC20102, L11PX02237, L12AC2010)
National Park Service (PINN645-21)
California State University, Sacramento
Provost's Office at Purdue University (University Faculty Scholar program)
Save Mount Diablo
East Bay Regional Park District
Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund
Alameda County Birds of Prey Reserve Foundation
Wayman-McAuliffe Family Fund for Ornithology
Received: 15 August 2017
Accepted: 22 March 2018
First Online: 4 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Sample collection was approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) of California State University, Sacramento, CA and Boise State University, Boise, ID. We thank the following agencies for research permits: California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (SC_007313, SC-000221); US Geological Survey, Bird Banding Laboratory (23,599, 20,431); U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (MB008248–0); National Park Service (PINN-2015-SCI-0006); Bureau of Land Management – California Desert District (6500 CA-063.50); Central Coast Field Office (CA-190-AP17–01), Carrizo Plain National Monument (04–30-17); California Department of Parks and Recreation (17–820-30); Contra Costa Water District (36); San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (01–25-17); East Bay Municipal Utility District (03–25-16); Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (04–24-04); and The Nature Conservancy and many private landowners who granted access to their lands.
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