Friday, October 9, 2009

Hello and Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the BRI Field Report Blog. We hope to be able to share a variety of information and stories for the field work that we do. Please tune in and enjoy!

Our first project that we are reporting about on this blog is BRI's work monitoring songbirds on Isle au Haut. This work involves systematically catching songbirds using mist-nets that remain in the same location throughout and between monitoring periods. Capturing birds in the hand also allows us to assess the condition of the birds (i.e. how fat they are, how worn their feathers are, etc.) which is important for understanding their behavior. Please enjoy following these posts as the migratory season passes us by!

All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute

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