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Neotropical migrants in Mexican oil palm
Published research - February 2021
Oil palm agriculture continues to expand throughout Latin America. In this study, we aimed to determine if overwintering migrant birds use oil palm farms in Mexico. Access our article in the Journal of Field Ornithology.
Adaptive significance of avian molt in the Neotropics
Published research - January 2021
White-plumed antbirds are the slowest molting songbird on earth. What selective pressures led to this and other unique molt patterns? Learn the answer to this and other molt related questions in our contribution in Ornithology.
Photo essay published on bird & molt research in the Wolfe Lab
Published research - December 2020
Explore the colors of songbird migration in a photo essay and unscripted interview that displays the ways distance and timing affect plumage.
Effects of fragmentation on Amazonian bird survival
Published research - November 2020
How does fragmentation influence bird survival in the Amazon? Learn how in our latest contribution in Avian Research.
Migrant habitat ecology on the wintering grounds
Published research - October 2020
Collaborative review focused on the habitat ecology of overwintering migrants in Central and South America published in Ornithological Applications.
Measuring site fidelity among molting songbirds
Published research - September 2020
Tackling a difficult question: do migratory songbirds exhibit site fidelity to molting grounds? Learn more by reading our latest contribution in Ornithology.