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A new gray catbird tracking project is starting by Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center researchers.
Over 100 catbirds will be tracked from 4 sites in the United States to their as-yet-unknown wintering areas in the tropics.
For catbirds, documenting how environmental variation across the non-breeding range "carrys-over" to influence breeding success has never been done before.