ENCORE: The Nomadic Nature of Snow Buntings with Emily McKinnon

April 1, 2021

It’s the time of year when Arctic birds are heading back north, out of the range of citizen scientists who spent the winter trapping them, and using cutting edge technology to track their movements. It’s a testament to our interest in nomadic tundra birds that that could apply to a couple different projects, but this time around we are talking about Snow Buntings and the Canadian Snow Bunting Network. Dr. Emily McKinnon is a researcher at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and the administrator of this project that has found out a number of fascinating things about these consummate winter birds.

Also, the ABA added three species to its checklist last month, each with a different story.

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