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BRI's work on mercury in songbirds has been in the news recently including an article in National Geographic Online. Pictured here is a Yellow Warbler.

BRI in the News

BRI news stories have appeared in many regional, national, and international news outlets. These stories help promote awareness of our work but also promote the general issues of conservation biology and the need to continue research in wildlife health and its implications to human health.

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Jun 19, 2014

BRI Loon Research Highlighted on Wyoming Public Media

Loons are Rarest Nesting Bird in Wyoming
By Melodie Edwards

The loon is a key bioindicator of the health of our lakes as well as near shore marine ecosystems across North America. Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming Game and Fish Department have been monitoring the presence of loon pairs and fledged chicks in Wyoming since 1987. In 2013, BRI expanded on this effort as part of the RCF-funded scientific initiative Restore the Call to strengthen and restore loon populations within their existing and former range. For the first phase of the study, which began last summer, BRI increased monitoring of pairs, nesting, and productivity, and began to capture and band adult loons. In total, field biologists identified 14 territorial pairs in Wyoming, 11 of which nested to hatch 13 chicks with 11 of those chicks surviving to fledge. Wyoming Public Media interviewed David Evers, BRI's executive director and chief scientist.

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Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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