We surveyed for Grasshopper Sparrows and monitored nest success in hayfields and pastures to learn more about the distribution, abundance, nesting ecology, and impact of agricultural activities on this under-studied species. We also worked with farmers to study the impact of conservation actions on nest success.
To learn more about the loss of grassland bird nesting habitat in Ontario, we are assessing grassland conversion based on existing land cover data. We also conducted field research to provide stewardship information to farmers and evaluate light spring grazing as a conservation strategy for nesting Bobolinks.
We conducted surveys for Cerulean Warblers in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. This work was part of a multi-year project led by the Canadian Wildlife Service and Bird Studies Canada to assess the distribution and abundance of Cerulean Warblers across the Frontenac region.
We surveyed for Louisiana Waterthrush at historical locations and predicted suitable habitat along the Oak Ridges Moraine. This research was conducted for the Canadian Wildlife Service as part of their efforts to assess the distribution of Louisiana Waterthrush in previously under-surveyed areas in Ontario.