Tag: songbird

October 13, 2020

Reducing reproduction helps some birds survive drought

In the final year of Thomas Martin’s songbird study in Venezuela, he noticed some birds just weren’t breeding. In fact, one species — the gray-breasted wood-wren (Henicorhina leucophrys) — went...

July 30, 2019

For declining warblers, winter brings most to same spot

After placing geolocators on prothonotary warblers (Protonotaria citrea) in a number of states, researchers found that wherever the birds depart from, most travel to northern Colombia for the winter. “This...

December 14, 2015

New Discoveries About Farthest Migrating Warbler

The blackpoll warbler (Setophaga striata) may be tiny, but its journey during migration is quite extensive. The species has long fascinated biologists interested in migration. A recent tracking study confirmed the...

October 8, 2015

Red Squirrels Hinder Rusty Blackbird Recovery

Shannon Luepold had to cross rickety old bridges, endure flat tires and fight off black flies and other biting insects in order to conduct her research on rusty blackbirds (Euphagus...

October 2, 2015

Where Do You Go, Little Warbler, When It Snows?

It was Christmas in late March for Erik Johnson and Jared Wolfe. The two researchers had just received news that a Prothonotary warbler (Protonotaria citrea) that they had fitted with...