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Bobolink nest success

In collaboration with Trent University, we are investigating the impact of environmental conditions on Bobolink nest success.
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Monitoring Bobolink stewardship

We’re developing a monitoring scheme to assess the impact of best management practices intended to support Bobolink on farms.
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Testing grazing strategies for Bobolink

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.
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Prairie Warbler Project

We’re working to address important knowledge gaps about the current distribution and abundance of this rare songbird in Ontario.
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Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark habitat use

We conducted surveys in four watersheds in southern Ontario to assess Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark habitat use across agricultural land-cover types.
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Bobolink dispersal after hay harvest

We used radio telemetry to track adult Bobolink dispersal following hay harvesting during the nesting season.
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Barn Swallows and social cues

We investigated if social cues (Barn Swallow decoys and audio recordings) could be used as a conservation tool to attract birds to new nesting structures.
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Cerulean Warbler surveys

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.
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Louisiana Waterthrush surveys

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.
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Louisiana Waterthrush habitat metrics

We assessed GIS-based environmental conditions and available water quality data for locations where Louisiana Waterthrush were detected along the Niagara Escarpment from 1981 to 2013.
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