Tuesday October 07, 2014 Noon - 1:00 p.m.Location: MS Museum of Natural Science
"Population Ecology of Swallow-tailed Kites Breeding in Mississippi and Louisiana"
SPEAKER: Jennifer Coulson, Ph.D, Biologist, President, Orleans Audubon Society
Jennifer Coulson is studying the population ecology of the Swallow-tailed Kite. She is trying to determine: the geographic range of this species within Louisiana and Mississippi, the current population size, and factors that may limit the current population size. Aspects of her study include nest monitoring, a radio-telemetry based survivorship study, characterization of nesting and roosting habitat, and aerial surveys of premigration roosts.