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Tiny Songbird Makes Record Migration, U of G Study Proves

(March 19, 2019)   -   For the first time, University of Guelph biologists have tracked an annual migration of up to 20,000 kilometres made by the 12-gram blackpoll warbler, one of the fastest declining songbirds in North America.

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Across North America and the Atlantic, Documenting an Enormous Migration Journey for a Tiny Songbird

(March 19, 2019)   -   AMHERST, Mass. ­– Blackpoll warblers that breed in western North America may migrate up to 12,400 miles roundtrip each year, some crossing the entire North American continent before making a nonstop trans-ocean flight of up to four days to South America. Now a new study led by first author Bill DeLuca at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and project lead Ryan Norris at the University of Guelph, Ontario offers details of the feat.

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Studying the Elusive Wolverine, a Threatened Species in Northern Ontario

Studying the Elusive Wolverine, a Threatened Species in Northern Ontario
(March 01, 2019) Matthew Scrafford is the Wolverine Conservation Scientist within Ontario’s Northern Boreal Landscape program at WCS Canada. In this piece for the Thunder Bay Field Naturalist, Matt describes how he found himself a wolverine expert, and the challenges and rewards he faces trying to conserve the species in the field. Read Matthew's article in Nature Northwest here

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