BSBO Peer-reviewed Publications
Fournier, AMV, Sullivan, A, Bump, J, Perkins, M, Shieldcastle, MC, King, S. 2017 Combining citizen science species distribution models and stable isotopes reveals migratory connectivity in the secretive Virginia rail Journal of Applied Ecology 54:618-627 10.1111/1365-2664.12723
Fournier, AMV, Shieldcastle, MC, Kashmer, T, Mylecraine, KA. 2015 Comparison of arrival dates of spring rail migration in the southwest Lake Erie Marshes, Ohio, USA. Waterbirds 38: 312-314 10.1675/063.038.0313
Fournier, AMV, Shieldcastle, MC, Fries, AC, and Bump, JK. 2013 A morphometric model to predict the sex of virginia rails The Wildlife Society Bulletin 27: 881-886 10.1002/wsb.323
A Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) (#2281-42527) was first encountered at the Ostrich Lane Station on 14 June 2008 and banded as a second-year female as determined by presence of a molt-limit and extensive brown body plumage (Pyle 1997). The bird was recaptured at the same site the following year on 18 June 2009, and was not encountered again until 05 July 2017. This represents a longevity record of 10 years and 1 month, surpassing the previous record of 7 years and 2 months by nearly three years as reported by the Bird Banding Laboratory (USGS Bird Banding Laboratory 2017).
With a seven year gap between encounters, questions remain as to where this bird resided during the interim breeding seasons. No changes were made to the station protocol or net locations during this time period. However, an EF4 tornado passed through much of Northwest Ohio in early June 2010, impacting more than 40 ha of Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, including a portion of the Ostrich Lane Station. The subsequent habitat changes as a result of the tornado ...
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