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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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Brian Olsen gives public talk at Rising Tide Brewery

On September 22nd, Brian Olsen presented the current state of our knowledge of tidal marsh bird conservation to a public seminar co-sponsored by Wild Bird Supply, the University of New England, and Rising Tide Brewery in Portland, Maine.

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Adrienne Kovach presents SHARP results to Biddeford Pool Landtrust

On August 22nd, Adrienne Kovach presented the current state of our knowledge of tidal marsh bird conservation to the Biddeford Pool Land Trust in southern Maine.

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SHARP graduate student wins presentation award at Waterbird meeting

In addition to organization a symposium at the Waterbird Society annual meeting in Bar Harbor, Maine, Kate Ruskin won a student presentation award.

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