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Dr. Pete Marra unlocks the mysteries of shorebird migration with the support of ConocoPhillips.
Find out more about this project by watching the video and reading the expedition blog.
- Bill size correlates with telomere length in male American Redstarts
- Experimental reduction of winter food decreases body condition and delays migration in a long-distance migratory bird
- A critical season approach to Allen's rule: bill size declines with winter temperature in a cold temperate environment
- Experimental food supplementation reveals habitat-dependent male reproductive investment in a migratory bird
- Islands within an island: Repeated adaptive divergence in a single population
- Digital photography quantifies plumage variation and salt marsh melanism among Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) subspecies of the San Francisco Bay
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First-hand updates from our researchers in the field.
Night Heron Update