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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.

BRI's researchers are available to talk to journalists and provide expert information on both their work and the broader topics of their expertise. 

To set up interviews, contact: 

Deborah McKewCommunications Director 

News Archive

Sep 21, 2015

Eastern Long Island Audubon Society Newsletter Features BRI Saltmarsh Sparrow Mercury Study

A morning participating in a Study of Saltmarsh Sparrow Mercury Exposure at the Pine Neck Nature Sanctuary

By Kathleen Heenan Volunteer teacher, NY State Audubon’s For the Birds program

Early in a morning in mid-July 2014, I arrived at the Nature Conservancy’s Pine Neck Reserve in East Quogue, located on the east side of Weesuck Creek, to ob- serve and assist with the “sparrow round up," in a research project designed to assess the mercury exposure of Saltmarsh Sparrows. 

Read the full story here, on page 4.

Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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