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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. 

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Deborah McKewCommunications Director 

News Archive

Mar 4, 2016

Bangor Daily News Features BRI's Work with Project SNOWstorm

Snowy owls captured at Maine airports being tracked by satellite
By Aislinn Sarnacki

Last winter, a group of researchers set out to capture a snowy owl in Maine. Their goal was to outfit the bird with a high-tech tracking device so it could become a part of Project SNOWstorm, a collaborative research project to learn more about snowy owls and their mysterious winter migrations.

Despite their efforts, the researchers were unsuccessful. That season, Project SNOWstorm captured and placed GPS transmitters on snowy owls from Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio, but the “snowies” hunting in Maine that winter remained elusive and returned to their breeding grounds in the Arctic that spring without being tagged.

This winter, however, Maine finally made its way onto the Project SNOWstorm map.

Read the full article here.

Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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