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SHARP Students Present at NEAFWA

Three SHARP students presented talks at the 72nd Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference (Annapolis MD, 5 April 2016).  Abstracts are available here.

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SHARP research in Providence Journal

SHARP research on saltmarsh sparrows was featured in a recent article in the Providence Journal newspaper.  A companion article described work being done to manage a section of marsh at Sachuest Point NWR, where SHARP has been studying tidal marsh … Continue reading

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SHARP on Google Earth

The NY SHARP Crew recently discovered that Google Earth cameras captured them while hard at work nest searching at one of their study plots this past summer, Four Sparrow Marsh in Brooklyn, NYC. Circled in red are their field vehicle … Continue reading

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SHARP meets in CT

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

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USFWS highlights nanotagging efforts

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently highlighted its collaborative effort with SHARP researchers to track saltmarsh sparrow migration using nanotags. https://usfwsnortheast.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/tiny-technology-thats-making-a-big-difference/

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SHARP invited to Gulf of Mexico marsh bird workshop

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

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Nanotags successfully track Saltmarsh Sparrow migration

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

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NH Saltmarsh Sparrow spotted in NY!

A local birder with an excellent camera identified a SHARP-tagged SALS at Coney Island, NY.  The bird was originally banded in NH, last seen in summer 2013.  Read more about it here. Thanks to Klemens Gasser for the photos and … Continue reading

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SHARP launching nanotags on Saltmarsh Sparrows

Two SHARP crews are deploying nanotags on Saltmarsh Sparrows in Maine and Rhode Island, to track birds on migration.  Read more about it here. Nanotags are fastened with elastic loops that go around the birds’ legs, similar to a backpack.

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SHARP gives public talk at Wells Reserve

On July 29th Brian Olsen gave a public seminar on the current state of our knowledge of tidal marsh bird conservation at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve entitled “Using Birds to Predict the Future of Tidal Marshes” as part of … Continue reading

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