Atlantic and Great Lakes Sea Duck Migration Study

The Sea Duck Joint Venture (SDJV) launched an ambitious, large-scale satellite telemetry study of sea ducks in the Atlantic Flyway in 2009, with more than 300 transmitters deployed so far by study partners. Target species include all three scoters (black, surf, and white-winged) and long-tailed ducks. The overall goal of the study is to improve [...]

By |2017-07-27T13:41:58-04:00July 29th, 2015|Research|

Stronghold for Birds in North Carolina

Audubon North Carolina's Sanctuary in Corolla has been identified as being in the top 2 percent of strongholds for birds to survive the effects of climate change over the next century. In order to continue to preserve this expansive complex and its diverse habitats, they have created a short video to give viewers a peek [...]

By |2017-07-27T13:41:59-04:00April 13th, 2015|Research|

Life on the Rail

Black Rail is the smallest and rarest of the North American rails. Photo courtesy of Mike Legare/USFWS The Black Rail is the smallest and rarest of the North American rails. This elusive species has a striking appearance with its dark body and bright red iris, and of the five subspecies of Black Rail, [...]

By |2017-07-27T13:42:00-04:00March 27th, 2015|Research|

Research Project to Evaluate the Drivers of Bird-Window Collisions in North America

Birds face many threats related to humans, including predation by petcats, and collisions with buildings, towers and automobiles. Experts estimate that the greatest source of mortality in human-dominated landscapes is bird-window collisions (BWCs). Sheet glass placed in the exterior walls of buildings represents an invisible barrier to bird flight, and collisions occur as birds attempt [...]

By |2015-03-24T10:40:08-04:00March 3rd, 2015|Research|

Swallow-tailed Kite Alliance Meets-Discusses Population Monitoring and Management Guidelines

The Swallow-tailed Kite (STKI) Alliance met in mid-September to discuss priorities for management and conservation of STKIs and the tentative results of a recent range-wide survey in the United States. Topics discussed included: habitat modeling; predation; best management practices; conservation partnerships and the importance of private lands to the conservation efforts for STKI; managing kites [...]

By |2015-03-24T10:39:49-04:00March 2nd, 2015|Research|