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BRI wildlife research biologists, along with a wide range of collaborating scientists, conduct innovative wildlife science around the globe. Always at the forefront of our work is attention to the care of the wildlife we handle. Here, a biologist measures the beak of a Cooper's Hawk.

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Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), a nonprofit ecological research group based in Portland, Maine, conducts innovative wildlife science worldwide.

BRI’s Center for Mercury Studies plays a lead scientific role in understanding the exposure and effects of mercury on wildlife in New England, North America, and around the world. The Center for Waterbird Studies is dedicated to assessing current and emerging threats to waterbirds. The programs in our Center for Ecology and Conservation Research aim to understand the workings of wildlife and their habitats while exploring how ecological stressors affect different species and ecosystems.

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Mar 27, 2019

BRI Publishes New Research on Songbird Migration

BRI research on Blackpoll Warbler migration was recently published in the journal, Ecology. The article, A boreal songbird's 20,000 km migration across North America and the Atlantic Ocean, describes how researchers used geolocators to document migration routes and stopover sites of the small songbird. Researchers found that breeding populations from as far as western Alaska make the long cross-continental flight, stopping on the Atlantic coast before journeying over the Atlantic Ocean to over-winter in South America. 

The article can be found at the publisher's website, here.

Photo Credits: Cooper's Hawk © BRI-Rick Gray
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