In collaboration with Monica Fromberger at Trent University, we quantified relationships between Bobolink nest success and local, landscape, and temporal variables.
We assessed the efficacy of low-intensity surveys (i.e., transect surveys, point counts) to estimate Bobolink abundance and detect evidence of breeding. From our results, we developed resources for monitoring the impact of stewardship actions on Bobolink and assessing when Bobolink finish breeding in July.
We collaborated with the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association and beef farmers in the Ottawa Valley to investigate rotational-grazing strategies to support Bobolink conservation in pastures.
Based on a species distribution model, we surveyed for Prairie Warblers across the southern edge of the Canadian Shield to address an important knowledge gap about the distribution of this rare songbird in Ontario.