Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Galien River IBA survey- May 1

One of the goals of the IBA program is to keep track of population trends of IBA "trigger" species. The Galien River in Berrien County is home to the state's largest known population of nesting Yellow-throated Warblers, but has never been systematically surveyed. Last April we decided to start doing such a survey. We floated several sections of this downfall-choked river by kayak in the early morning hours, counting at least 15 singing males in less than half of the available habitat. We are continuing this work on Saturday May 1 to get a complete count.

Currently we have only 2 people so we would like to get an additional person to help. Let us know if you are interested in helping!

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