(2009 – present, ongoing) – For the past six years we have been the only entity in the US working on research to better understand the status of this imperiled Arctic-breeding shorebird species in the Central Flyway.  The project was initiated in conjunction with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, which is intensely focused on the status of the species along the Atlantic Flyway.  By capturing and marking birds, use of tracking devices, assessment of blood and feather samples, we have shed important new light on this species in the western Gulf of Mexico which was previously a mystery. We have worked collaboratively and directly with researchers from Saskatchewan, Quebec, North Dakota, and Louisiana.

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