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Chickadee natal dispersal and social behavior (#36)
Short name: UOLavalBCCH
Short description: PIs: Julie Morand-Ferron (U of Ottawa), Andre Desrochers (U Laval).
Establishment of juvenile Black-capped Chickadees in winter flocks.
Description: We want to understand the links between natal dispersal and the establishment of social relationships by juvenile Black-capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) once they settle into winter flocks. We wish to determine whether social establishment patterns differ betwen periurban and agriculture-dominated landscapes.

MOTUS will help us track the dispersal of young BCCH from natal territory to their wintering grounds. We hope to make effective use of a whip antenna connected to a SensorGnome aboard a vehicle as a first step to zero in on those elusive dispersers.

As a pilot project, four BCCH were fitted with coded transmitters on 8 September 2016, in a wooded area on the southern edge of the greater Ottawa region. The pilot project was inconclusive, and the project is put on hod for now. (Last update 28 June 2017)
Project contact: Andre Desrochers, Université Laval (CEF)
Researchers: Andre Desrochers, Université Laval (CEF)
Julie Morand-Ferron
Tags: 5 (table)
Species: 4 Black-capped Chickadee
Creation date: 2016-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
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