Volunteers needed for Warbler Survey

A Canada Warbler I photographed last August at the Young Ornithologists' Workshop at the Long Point Bird Observatory, Ontario, 2012

A Canada Warbler I photographed last August at the Young Ornithologists’ Workshop at the Long Point Bird Observatory, Ontario, 2012

The other day the following message came across the Albertabird listserv [as a reminder, take out the “(at)” and “(dot)” and replace with the necessary bits!]:

I am conducting a study of geographical variation in song characteristics and I am looking for volunteers to take a 10-minute online survey. Participants will rate the similarity of the songs of several species of warbler.

If you are able to volunteer to take this survey, please e-mail me at
nathanbwarbler (at) gmail (dot) com, and I will send you an e-mail with the URL to the survey and more information.

Thank you in advance,

Nathan Burroughs
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Los Angeles
nathanbwarbler (at) gmail (dot) com

If you’re able to take the survey to help Nathan with his study, please email him.

Nathan is an undergraduate student at UCLA, and this is the second part of his study; the first, in the autumn, was about  geographical variation in plumage characteristics. Part two examines the similarity of the songs of several warbler species, as the students examine aggressive interactions between species.

When I emailed him to offer to take the survey, I asked him to please keep me posted on the results of his survey and study. Nathan wrote back that the study could take anywhere from a month to multiple months to finish, but he will keep me posted. And I’ll post any information he sends here, too.

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