Project Description

This project will (1) describe the wintering ecology of Neotropical migrants in riparian habitat in the Colorado River delta, Baja California and Sonora; and (2) evaluate the value of riparian restoration efforts for migrants during the nonbreeding period. PRBO is relating bird use, overwinter site persistence, and survivorship to silvicultural practices, water flow regimes, and other restoration activities. Work is being conducted at twenty study plots at six sites in California and Mexico. Mexican graduate students are using this research as the basis for theses and other students are serving as interns, allowing researchers to incorporate an intensive, biologist training component to the project.

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Geoff Geupel
PRBO Conservation Science

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