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Lecture: "Swallow-tailed Kites"

Tuesday October 07, 2014   Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location:  MS Museum of Natural Science

County:  Hinds

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"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.

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