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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

Jan 31, 2017

Project SNOWstorm Update: BRI Releases Snowy Owl in Wells

Wells, Our Newest Maine Owl
By Scott Weidensaul

As longtime SNOWstorm followers know, one benefit of our project is finding ways to help airport officials and federal wildlife agencies learn how snowy owls relate to airports. (Because airports look a little like the Arctic, at least to an owl — flat, open and treeless — they tend to be magnets for the birds.)

Last year we cooperated with Maine Wildlife Services, the USDA agency responsible for handling wildlife issues at Maine airfields. Our SNOWstorm partner, the Biodiversity Research Institute, worked with Wildlife Services to tag two owls that were trapped at Maine airports — Brunswick, caught last January at Brunswick Executive Airport and moved to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, and Casco, caught last February at the Portland Jetport and moved to northern Maine.

See pictures and read the full blog post here.

Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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