[Mnbird] volunteer request

Stephen Greenfield tapaculo at outlook.com
Mon Apr 3 16:48:24 CDT 2017

Here is an opportunity to assist with research on bird mortality from collisions with buildings. A biologist from Fordham University is focusing on collisions with bridges, and it turns out that the Washington Avenue bridge on the University of MN Minneapolis campus offers a unique opportunity: it is the only bridge in his study where carcasses can be readily collected, because there is a pedestrian walkway alongside an enclosed portion with windows. One focus will be correlate birds found with the radar indications of their presence, to see if a bird striking a bridge at night can be detected by  its radar signature.

Volunteers are needed to walk once across the bridge and back down the other side, which should take about 15 minutes, between April 13 and May 13. First priority is to walk the bridge just before sunrise, but ideally just after dark as well.

If you are interested in helping with this research or want more information, please contact Stephanie Beard at beard014 at umn.edu<mailto:beard014 at umn.edu>.

Steve Greenfield

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