This week, we welcome Elizabeth Gow.
Tracking birds and their predators throughout the annual cycle to understand population declines
Abstract: Tracking birds throughout the year, using miniaturized tracking devices, provides one way in which to identify regions and time periods within the annual cycle that could be responsible for population declines. I used range-wide continental-scale tracking of a migratory songbird to demonstrate how migratory networks can be used to assess areas of importance, key flyways and nodes. I will also discuss how domestic cats (Felis catus), impact bird populations and how I use novel camera systems to estimate cat populations and assess their impact on birds and other wildlife.