Author Archives: Kate Ruskin
PBS recently featured SHARP research online in an article by John Pratt entitled “Can the Saltmarsh Sparrow Keep Its Head Above Water?” Here’s a link to the story, which includes a clip of incredible video footage of tidal marsh birds … Continue reading
Postdoc Kate Ruskin recently presented on the work of SHARP project regionwide and on Nantucket this year. The talk was part of a Science Picnic series hosted by the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, a local conservation group.
A new article by ecoRI environmental news profiles the decline of the Saltmarsh Sparrow and the work of SHARP.
We’ve heard from one of her banders, Lauren Deaner. This female Saltmarsh Sparrow was banded on Shell Key in Pinellas County, Florida on October 31, 2015. Lauren bands Saltmarsh and Nelson’s Sparrows on their wintering grounds with Dr. Jon Greenlaw … Continue reading
SHARP members recently helped with detective work to discover the identity of a Saltmarsh Sparrow with 4 leg bands (3 colors, 1 USGS metal band with a unique number) that was spotted in RI this weekend. While monitoring Jacob’s … Continue reading
UConn postdoc Kate Ruskin is bringing the SHARP point count protocol to Nantucket Island in Massachusetts this year. In 2016, SHARP has formed a new partnership with the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative, which is funding a season of point counts in … Continue reading
SHARP members and collaborators met this week at University of Connecticut. We swapped updates, checked in about project deliverables, advanced all of our projects, and had a good time doing it. Depending on how you count it, SHARP has 7 … Continue reading
SHARP PhD candidate Mo Correll and postdoc Kate Ruskin participated in a workshop on Gulf of Mexico marsh bird monitoring this week in Lafayette, LA. Mo and Kate presented on the SHARP methodology to researchers in the Gulf who are … Continue reading
Late-season field work by SHARP crews to outfit Saltmarsh Sparrows in Maine and Rhode Island have begun to pay off! Two Saltmarsh Sparrows tagged by SHARP have already been picked up at receivers south of where they were breeding. Read … Continue reading