I am in the 4th year of my Ph.D. (at Syracuse University) and do research on how anthropogenic (human-caused) noise can influence communication in Eastern bluebirds, and thus influence how they choose their mates. Last summer we had great success collecting data throughout Central New York and found interesting patterns suggesting bluebirds sing differently and have different coloration in areas that are more affected by anthropogenic disturbance. I am writing because I am looking for more sites in New York state to conduct research this spring. Any sites with a minimum of 3-4 pairs of bluebirds would be usable (I am looking for both relatively disturbed and undisturbed sites). If you have any suggestions for sites (parks, wildlife refuges, trails, ect.), or have any questions, please email me (Ellen) at: emwis...@syr.edu.
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