Bird Migration Projects

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 Raptors

 Shorebirds

  • WhimbrelWatch Program
  • Use of the Virginia barrier islands and lagoon system by shorebirds during the spring migration (1994 – present)
  • Investigating migrant shorebirds within the upper Bay of Panama, Panama
  • Cover use and flocking behavior of migrant shorebirds in agricultural fields on the lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • Impacts of humans on the distribution and density of shorebirds along beaches of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Spring stopover duration of migratory whimbrel along the lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • Assessment of stopover duration of migratory red knots along the Virginia barrier islands using band resights
  • Estimation of movement rates between two migration staging areas by red knots in the mid-Atlantic
  • Peak counts of migrating red knots along the Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina coasts (2010 – present)
  • Habitat use by migratory shorebirds along the lower Delmarva Peninsula (1994 – present)
  • Investigating migration pathways and stopover locations for whimbrel using the Atlantic Flyway
  • Investigating fall Whimbrel migration along the lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • Surveillance for Avian Influenza (HPAI-H5NI) in Shorebirds along the Eastern Shore of Virginia
  • A reassessment of shorebird use in the upper Bay of Panama, Panama
  • Potential conflicts between clam aquaculture and migratory shorebirds along the Delmarva Peninsula
  • Sequence and timing of flight-feather molt in the western sandpiper
  • Assessing the impact of major weather events on migrating whimbrel using satellite tracking
  • Impact of nesting peregrine falcons on the distribution of migrant red knots along the Virginia Barrier Islands
  • Population estimation of migrant western sandpipers within the upper Bay of Panama
  • Survey of waterbirds along the Pacific Coast of Panama (2008)
  • Status and distribution of communal shorebird roosts along the upper Bay of Panama
  • Stopover duration of selected shorebirds during fall migration within the upper Bay of Panama
  • Influence of tide stage on the foraging patterns of shorebirds within the upper Bay of Panama
  • Foraging modes of calidrid shorebirds within the upper Bay of Panama
  • Nontidal habitat use of shorebirds in Panama

 Passerines

  • Using NPOL radar to identify stopover sites for migrating passerines
  • Use of shrubland habitat by fall migrants on the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
  • Stopover ecology of the blackpoll warbler during spring migration on the Coastal Plain of Virginia
  • Foraging rates of blackpoll warbers during spring migration in coastal Virginia
  • Remote sensing of avian stopover habitat within lower Northampton County
  • Establishing a gateways-to-migration network on the Delmarva Peninsula
  • Assessment of neotropical migrant landbird stopover habitat using NEXRAD radar within the lower Chesapeake Bay region
  • Kiptopeke Banding Station (1963-2002)
  • Fall stopover ecology of neotropical migrants: Are forests of the inner or outer coastal plain energy sources for migrants?
  • Comparing passerine migration between inner and outer habitats of coastal Virginia
  • Restoration of migrant bird habitat within the Port of Cape Charles Industrial Area
  • Habitat use and distribution of landbird migrants on Little Creek Amphibious Base(1995-1997)
  • Geographic distribution and habitat requirements of landbird migrants on the Lower Delmarva Peninsula (1992-1993)
  • An investigation of gray-cheeked and Bicknell’s thrush migration at Kiptopeke, Virginia
  • Relationship between vegetation volume and fall migrants along the lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • Geographic distribution of American robins during migration on the Lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • An investigation of density-dependent habitat selection by migrating passerines within a migration bottleneck
  • A comparison of foraging rates, body condition, and food availabiltiy for songbird migrants within coastal Virginia
  • Investigation of grassland habitat use during fall migration along the lower Delmarva Peninsula