Birders: Prof. Kathleen Lynch of Hofstra University needs help in finding nests parasitized by cowbirds, for her latest study. She has just received a grant to understand how the brain of a young cowbird develops, and she needs a few nestlings, who would be destroyed.
If you would like to assist Prof. Lynch, please make note of the location of any cowbird-parasitized nests you may find, using GPS coordinates or by marking the viewpoint with a ribbon or otherwise. Then, please contact her so that she may retrieve the cowbird nestling - don’t do it yourself! - she has the necessary federal and state permits to do so. Email kathleen.s.ly...@hofstra.edu In 2017, Prof. Lynch visited Queens County Bird Club and presented an excellent lecture on adult cowbird brain differences compared to nest-builders. To read more about her work, see https://news.hofstra.edu/tag/kathleen-lynch/ To find out more about cowbird egg and nestling identification, see https://nestwatch.org/learn/general-bird-nest-info/brown-headed-cowbirds/?__hstc=75100365.5d54b031de6d556b75bf622a37af3e0c.1588104399147.1588510835779.1588522246424.10&__hssc=75100365.3.1588522246424&__hsfp=4135581470#_ga=2.205692698.803396861.1588439588-1305640284.1588104398 Nancy Tognan nancy.tog...@gmail.com -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --