Our recent hummingbird study was discussed on the All About Birds blog!

Hummingbirds vie for nectar at a feeder in southeastern Arizona during autumn migration in September 2013.

Hummingbirds vie for nectar at a feeder in southeastern Arizona during autumn migration in September 2013.

In a recent post on the All About Birds blog (hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology), Jennie Miller wrote an excellent non-technical summary of our hummingbird migration study. If you’re into bird watching, citizen science, or animal migration, check it out here! The original paper was published in the January issue of Ecography (open access). This project, and other ongoing hummingbird research in the Graham lab, was funded by a grant from NASA’s Biodiversity Program.

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What citizen scientist birdwatchers can tell us about hummingbird migration

This is a public research summary of: Supp, Sarah R., Frank A. La Sorte, Tina A. Cormier, Marisa C. W. Lim, Don R. Powers, Susan M. Wethington, and Catherine H. Graham. 2015. Citizen-science data provides new insight into annual and seasonal variation in migration patterns. Ecosphere 6: art15.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00290.1 [Open Access]

Our recent paper in Ecosphere uses citizen science data from eBird to look at the movement patterns for five migratory  species of North American hummingbirds. Continue reading