Check out the recent UDaily article about our collaboration with Princeton University researchers to map migratory stopover in the eastern U.S.
“Underscoring the conservation value of these stopover sites, the study indicates that the protection of forested land is necessary, particularly in landscapes dominated by agriculture, to create a network of suitable habitats through which songbirds can travel. As many bird populations face rapid declines, stopover site preservation could help ease the burden of an otherwise vulnerable migration journey and help sustain healthy bird populations.”
Diane Tennant of The Virginian-Pilot wrote a nice article on our Radar Validation Project. Check it out! http://hamptonroads.com/2013/10/researchers-track-migratory-birds-region
Photo by Steve Earley
Here’s a link to a web piece about our new research project using NASA radar to study bird migration patterns. It’s for a NASA educational website about space and Earth science targeted at upper elementary school students.
The North Atlantic LCC is very pleased to be one of the supporters of our project to continue radar studies, and field verification, of migratory landbird stopover habitat in the Northeast. They have developed a webpage that describes the project and includes some links with more information.