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Landscope: Backpacks trace birds to Bahamas

Researchers counted 1,826 male Kirtland’s warblers in 2009. Photo: Howcheng. Retrieved from Wikimedia Commons.

Endangered Kirtland’s warblers spend the summer nesting only in certain areas of Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario.

They winter in the Bahamas. Researchers are using tiny light sensors to track how the birds travel between those areas.

Advances in technology help researchers track the birds to get a better understanding of their migration route to the Bahamas. Continue Reading →

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