Pennsylvania Audubon - Presque Isle Migrants (#56)
Short name: PresqueIslePA
Short description: Habitat use by land birds along the Lake Erie shoreline of Pennsylvania during spring migration.
Description: The coastal zone of Pennsylvania along Lake Erie has been extensively modified and developed, with relatively few areas of natural habitat cover remaining. This study will use the Motus system to help understand movements among patches and duration of stay in patches, as well as lake-crossing behavior of migrant land birds in spring. In 2016 we are focusing on Presque Isle State Park, a 6-mile long peninsula just off the city of Erie, and the largest area of natural cover in the coastal zone. In subsequent years we plan to deploy transmitters at additional coastal sites to determine if birds move onto the peninsula from nearby smaller habitat patches.

We are using a hand-held receiver to locate tagged birds prior to their departure northward, but hope to continue to add more receiver stations along the Pennsylvania coastal zone to make automatic detection more
Researchers: Laura-Marie Koitsch, Erie Bird Observatory
Sarah Sargent
Tags: 29 (table)
Species: 17 Blackpoll Warbler
5 Magnolia Warbler
5 Swainson's Thrush
Creation date: 2016-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
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