Passerine migration and stopover across an urban gradient

To develop ‘green’ cities and to assess environmental impacts in cities, it is essential to understand the spatial distribution of sensitive species, such as migrating birds. Migration is a costly and dangerous time for songbirds, with up to 80% mortality during their first migration. As migratory birds are protected under the federal Migratory Bird Act, there is a need to better understand how we can best protect migratory birds and their critical habitats and stopover sites. By using new tracking technology, our project will quantify movements and habitat use by moult migrant songbirds in green spaces and the surrounding landscape in and on the outskirts of on of the largest metropolis of Canada, the island of Montreal. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Kyle Elliott


Ana Cristina Morales


Migration Research Foundation


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Environmental industry




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