New connectivity maps for warblers

Check out these new connectivity maps! They’re part of a project between the Smithsonian’s Migratory Bird Center and the Department of Defense. A lot of high-quality breeding habitat is located on DoD land. But for migratory birds, events happening off of military bases may be just as important for managing their populations. Because of this, the DoD and the Migratory Bird Center have undertaken the first step in understanding drivers of population change throughout the full life cycle -by unraveling migratory connectivity using stable isotopes.

American Redstart

 

 

 

 

Ovenbird isotope connectivity map

Ovenbird

 

 

 

 

Black-and-white Warbler isotope connectivity map

Black-and-white Warbler

 

 

 

 

Northern Parula isotope connectivity map

Northern Parula

 

 

 

Prairie Warbler isotope connectivity map

Prairie Warbler

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