• Posts tagged with grassland birds

    Of Birds and Buckets: Nocturnal Flight Call Recordings Shine A Light on Migration Timing

    Of Birds and Buckets: Nocturnal Flight Call Recordings Shine A Light on Migration Timing

    Most of our knowledge regarding the migration timing of songbirds comes from birding observations made during the day, even though much of the actual migration occurs at night. Is this a problem? As it turns out, it might be.

    New VCE Study Reveals Surprising Upland Sandpiper Migration Patterns

    New VCE Study Reveals Surprising Upland Sandpiper Migration Patterns

    VCE’s recent paper describes surprising new information about migratory patterns of Upland Sandpipers.

    VCE's Jason Hill Receives High Honor as AOS Elective Member

    VCE’s Jason Hill Receives High Honor as AOS Elective Member

    VCE’s own Jason Hill recently received a high honor from the American Ornithological Society with his election as an Elective Member. Jason’s contributions to ornithology, both in his 5 years at VCE and beforehand, are nothing short of remarkable.

    From New England to Colombia, Migratory Species Rely on Grassland Ambassadors - Part III

    From New England to Colombia, Migratory Species Rely on Grassland Ambassadors – Part III

    VCE biologist Rosalind Renfrew spent three weeks in Colombia with conservation partners Asociación Calidris for migratory grassland bird research and outreach. Read this final post of a three-part series about this incredible shared learning experience.

    From New England to Colombia, Migratory Species Rely on Grassland Ambassadors - Part II

    From New England to Colombia, Migratory Species Rely on Grassland Ambassadors – Part II

    VCE biologist Rosalind Renfrew spent three weeks in Colombia with conservation partners Asociación Calidris for migratory grassland bird research and outreach. Read part two of a three-part series about this incredible shared learning experience.

    Live Updates: Tracking Upland Sandpiper Trans-hemispheric Migration

    Live Updates: Tracking Upland Sandpiper Trans-hemispheric Migration

    Follow Konza the Upland Sandpiper on her migration journey! We will post updated maps every few days to show where Konza travels, stops, and overwinters. Where will she go next?

    From New England to Colombia, Migratory Species Rely on Grassland Ambassadors

    From New England to Colombia, Migratory Species Rely on Grassland Ambassadors

    VCE biologist Rosalind Renfrew spent three weeks in Colombia with conservation partners Asociación Calidris for migratory grassland bird research and outreach. Read part one of a three-part series about this incredible shared learning experience.

    Holding the Line with Hayfield Invasives

    Holding the Line with Hayfield Invasives

    Read about how one of our Grassland Ambassadors controls a villainous invasive species in his hayfields, while at the same time providing habitat for grassland birds.

    Grassland Ambassadors: Laughing Brook Farm

    Grassland Ambassadors: Laughing Brook Farm

    The Bobolink’s bubbly song has filled the summer fields of Julia and Greg Smist’s 100-acre farm in Westminster, VT for at least 30 years. A decade or so after buying the farm, Julia noticed fewer Bobolinks in the fields. Her observations echo a grim region-wide statistic: Bobolinks have declined by 75% in the region over the past 50 years.

    VCE Awarded 2017 TechGrant

    VCE Awarded 2017 TechGrant

    From birds to bumble bees, salamanders to swallowtails, VCE biologists harness the power of technology to help solve complex wildlife conservation issues. A 2017 TechGrant award from the TechFoundation will now enable us to accomplish even more.