Vichada, Colombia 2016

Vichada, Colombia 2016

Over the last several weeks, migratory Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus s. savana) have been migrating from their breeding grounds in southern and central South America to northern South America, where they will spend the austral winter. In search of these migrants,…

Mato Grosso do Sul 2016

Mato Grosso do Sul 2016

Light-level geolocator data from Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus s. savana) breeding in central Brazil indicate that some flycatchers spend a month (late January to mid-February) in southwestern Brazil, before migrating to northern South America to overwinter (unpub. data). So, from 6-12…

Tucuman, Argentina 2015

Tucuman, Argentina 2015

Workshop attendees From 29 October to 4 November, 2015, a workshop was held on zoonotic disease transmission by migratory birds and bats, funded by the Argentinian Ministry of Education.  Attendees included: Patricia Capllonch, Karina Soria, Rodrigo Araoz, Diego Ortiz, Emanuel…

Brasilia 2015

Brasilia 2015

In October 2015, Jesse Lopes, Sebastian Lyons, Shazeeda Ameerally and Alex Jahn spent about 2 weeks in Brasilia, Brazil catching Fork-tailed Flycatchers and monitoring their nests. The region was experiencing strong drought conditions and the birds appeared to be delaying…

Presentations at X NOC / XXII CBO

Presentations at X NOC / XXII CBO

Several of us (Maggie MacPherson, Valentina Gómez Bahamón, and Alex Jahn) recently gave talks at the X Neotropical Ornithological Congress (NOC) / XXII Congresso Brasileiro de Ornitologia (CBO). Valentina even won the Best Student Talk for her presentation: Aerodynamic efficiency of wing morphotypes…