new paper in the condor
Hot off the press, a new paper on our work with the Prothonotary Warbler Working Group on migratory connectivity. We found nearly all individuals overwintered in northern Colombia, in an area ~20% the size of their breeding range. We further found they made extensive stopovers in Central America during fall migration, highlighting the importance of these areas to their annual cycle. Based on these findings, spatially explicit conservation efforts could have enormous benefits throughout this species' range, but also highlights exposure to potential threats in areas of rapid environmental and sociopolitical change. Find out paper here. Also see press coverage from the Washington Post, Audubon and OSU.
A male Prothonotary Warbler afixed with a light-level geolocator