Blake-Nuttall Fund: Project Reports

Nuttall Ornithological Club Blake-Nuttall Fund provided partial or full funding for the following projects:

  
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Fred C Schaffner, PhD
Ivelisse Rodríguez-Colón MS
Department of Biology
Universidad del Turabo
Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Migratory and Interhabitat Connectovity of North American Songbirds on the South Coast of Puerto Rice: Program Development and the Resolution of Long-Distance Migratory Pathways II
2015 - 2016

  
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Gregory S. Keller, PhD
Department of Biology
Gordon College
Wenham, MA

Influences of Habitat Fragmentation and Hurricane Damage on Wintering Songbirds in Belize
2015 - 2016

  
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Carol R. Foss, PhD
New Hampshire Audubon
Bird Blow Flies and Rusty Blackbirds
2015 - 2016

  
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Dr Nina Schoch, Coordinator
BRI Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation
Adirondack Loons as an Environmental Educational Tool
2015 - 2016

  
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Pamela D. Hunt, PhD
New Hampshire Audubon Society
Assessment of Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)
Status and Distribution in New Hampshire

2015 - 2016

  
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Katharine C. Parsons, PhD
Director, Coastal Waterbird Program
Massachusetts Audubon Society

Tern Vulnerability at Staging Grounds:
Understanding Prey Availibility

2015 - 2016

  
owl head

Amy T. Montague
Sean Kent

Museum of American Bird Art
Massachusetts Audubon Society

Children's Bird Art Exhibition
2015 - 2016

  
common loon

Harry Vogel
Senior Biologist and Executive Director
Loon Preservation Committee

The New Hampshire Loon Recovery Plan:
Year Five Final Report

2015 - 2016

  
nighthawk eggs

Rebecca Suomala
New Hampshire Audubon Society
Common Nighthawk Productivity Research
2015 - 2016

  
Golden Eagle

Chris Martin
New Hampshire Audubon Society
Assessment of Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Migration and Overwinter Activity in NH, November 2015 through October 2017
2015 - 2016

  

Alan Hinde
Wintering Raptors of the Great Basin
Oases in the High Desert: Census and Banding Study

1985 -2015
This project was partially supported by Blake-Nuttall grant money in 2008 - 2009.

  

Michale Glennon
Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondack Program
Saranac Lake, NY

Bringing Research on Adirondack Avifauna to the Scientific Community II: Birds, Climate Change, and Exurban Development in the Adirondack Park
2014 - 2015

  

Jessie Williamson
Jocotoco Foundation / World Land Trust
Warrington, VA

Reproductive Behavior and Habitat Use of Threatened Golden-plumed Parakeets (Leptosittaca branickii) at Tapichalaca Reserve, Ecuador
2014 - 2015

  

Fred C Schaffner, PhD
Department of Biology
School of Natural Resources and Technology
Universidad del Turabo
Gurabo, Puerto Rico

Migratory and Interhabitat Connectivity of North American Wintering Songbirds on the South Coast of Puerto Rico: Program Development and the Resolution of Long-Distance Migratory Pathways
2014 - 2015

  

Jonathan L. Atwood
Grassland Bird Conservation Group
Massachusetts Audubon Society

Can Vocal Playbacks Encourage Re-establishment of Breeding Eastern Meadowlarks on an Easily-Protected Massachusetts Grassland?
2014 - 2015

  

Charles van Rees, PhD candidate
Dr. J. Michael Reed, faculty advisor

Department of Biology
Tufts University, Medford, MA

Quantifying Dispersal Behavior of Hawaiian Gallinules (Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis) to Predict Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change
2014 - 2015

  

Daniel Lebbin
José A. Balderrama Torrico
Rodrigo W. Soria-Auza

Armonia
American Bird Conservancy

Protecting and Restoring Habitat for the Endangered Cochabamba Mountain-Finch with Local Communities
2014 - 2015

  

Kimberly Peters
Wayne R. Petersen

Massachusetts Audubon Society
Massachusetts Important Bird Area Program Signage Project
2013 - 2014

  

Pamela D. Hunt, PhD
New Hampshire Audubon Society
Interim Report on Assessment of Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Status and Distribution in New Hampshire [update]
2013 - 2014

  

Fred C Schaffner, PhD
Department of Biology
School of Natural Resources and Technology
Universidad del Turabo
Gurabo, Puerto Rico

Interhabitat Connectivity of North American Wintering Songbirds on the South Coast of Puerto Rico
2013 - 2014

  

Dr Kimberly A. Peters; Joan Walsh; Lauren Miller-Donnelly
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Expansion of MassAudubon's Big Barn Study in 2014
Massachusetts Big Barn Sites, 2012 - 2014
2013 - 2014

  

Carol R. Foss, PhD
New Hampshire Audubon
Rusty Blackbird Migration Blitz Coordination
2013 - 2014

  

Pamela D. Hunt, PhD
New Hampshire Audubon Society
Interim Report on Assessment of Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Status and Distribution in New Hampshire
2013 - 2014

  

Rebecca Suomala
New Hampshire Audubon Society
New Hampshire Bird Records Data Conversion
2013 - 2014

  

Dr Nina Schoch, Coordinator
BRI Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation
Lead and Line-free Lakes – Conservatuion of Adirondack Common Loons
2013 - 2014

  

Noah G. Perlut; Thomas C. Klak; Eldar Rakhimberdiev
Geolocator Data Reveal the Migration Route and Wintering Location of a Caribbean Martin (Progne dominicensis)
2012 - 2013

  

Jennifer Mortensen; Dr Michael Reed
Tufts University, Department of Biology
Assessing the Connectivity of White-breasted Thrasher (Ramphocinclus brachyurus) Populations
2012 - 2013

  

Michale Glennon; Heidi Kretser; Sarah Reed
Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondack Program
Angry Birds: Songbirds, Noise, and Exurban Development
2012 - 2013

  

Rebecca Suomala
New Hampshire Audubon Society
New Hampshire Bird Records Data Conversion
2012 - 2013

  

Joanne Mason
Keeping Company with Kestrels, Inc.
Methane Burner Impacts on Raptors
2011 - 2012

  

Clemens Küpper; Medardo Cruz-López; Wendy Rojas-Abreu; Lydia Lozano-Angulo; M. Alejandro Serrano-Meneses
Severe Decline of Threatened Plovers at Bahía de Ceuta, Sinaloa, Mexico
2011 - 2012

  

Julia Blyth
Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket, MA
Barn Owl Tyto alba Population Dynamics on Nantucket, a Remote Island at the Northern Limit of the Species' Range
2011 - 2012

  

Norman Smith
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Snowy Owl Satellite Telemetry Project, Winter 2011 - 2012
2011 - 2012

  

Rebecca Suomala; Pamela D. Hunt, PhD
New Hampshire Audubon Society
New Hampshire Swallow Colony Registry, September 2011 through August 2012
New Hampshire Swallow Colony Registry, October 2010 through September 2011
Swallow CORE Newsletter Spring 2012
Cliff Swallow nest poster
2011 - 2012

  

Harry S. Vogel
Loon Preservation Committee, Moultonborough, NH
The New Hampshire Loon Recovery Plan: Concept Paper and Year Three Progress Report
2011 - 2012

  

David C. Morimoto; Michelle A. Frankel; Marta Hersek; Fred E. Wasserman
Forest Fragmentation Effects on Ovenbird Populations in the Urban Region of Eastern Massachusetts, USA
2011 - 2012

  

Christy M. Slay; Kimberly G. Smith
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
Nest Success Rates of Four Shrubland Specialists in Conservation-managed Fields with Comparisons to Other Managed and Unmanaged Shrublands
2011 - 2012

  

Christy M. Slay; Kevin S. Ellison; Christine A. Ribic; Kimberly G. Smith; Carolyn M. Schmitz
Nocturnal Activity of Nesting Shrubland and Grassland Passerines
2011 - 2012

  

David C. Morimoto, Gajendra Nauth (Andy) Narine, Michael D. Schindlinger, Asaph Wilson
Project abstract
A Baseline Avian Survey of the North Rupununi River, Region 9, Guyana
2011

  

Alan Hinde
HawkWatch International, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
Wintering Raptors of the Great Basin— Oases in the High Desert: Census and Banding Study 1985 - 2011
2010 - 2011

  

Alexander C. Keyel; Carolyn M. Bauer; Christine R. Lattin; L. Michael Romero; J. Michael Reed
Testing the Role of Patch Openness as a Causal Mechanism for Apparent Area Sensitivity in a Grassland Specialist
2010 - 2011

  

Keyel et al
Testing the Role of Patch Openness as a Causal Mechanism for Apparent Area Sensitivity Methods Addendum
2010 - 2011

  

Dr. Len Reitsma
New England Institute for Landscape Ecology
Breeding Ecology and Mating System of the Canada Warbler in New Hampshire
2009 - 2010

  

Trevor Lloyd-Evans
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
The Effects of Controlled Burns on Breeding Bird Species and Density in Myles Standish State Forest
2009 - 2010

  

Bruce E. Byers
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts
Song Performance and Social Mate Choice in Prairie Warblers
2009 - 2010

  

Lisa G. Sorenson, PhD
President, Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB)
Conservation through Appreciation: Birds as Winged Ambassadors for Caribbean Conservation
2009 - 2010

  

Carol R. Foss, PhD; Vanessa Jones, MS; Laura Deming, MS
New Hampshire Audubon Society
entifying Rusty Blackbird Foraging Habitat in New Hampshire
2009 - 2010

  

Pamela D. Hunt, PhD
New Hampshire Audubon Society
Whip-poor-will Territory Mapping at Two New Hampshire Sites
2009 - 2010

  

Alexander Keyel; Dr. J. Michael Reed
Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Evaluating Mechanisms for Area Sensitivity in Density and Occupancy in Bobolinks Dolichonyx oryzivorus in Massachusetts
2009 - 2010

  

Carol Sebastian
Rio Bravo Wildlife Institute, Brownsville, TX
Community Interaction Initiative: Creating Balance for People and Birds
Director Sebastian letter
2009 - 2010

  

Harry S. Vogel
Loon Preservation Committee, Squam Lake, NH
The Squam Lake Loon Initiative Progress Report, September 2010
2009 - 2010

  

Sievert Rohwer; Keith A. Hobson; Vanya G. Rohwer
Burke Museum and Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Environment Canada, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Migratory Double Breeding in Neotropical Migrant Birds
2008 - 2009

  

Laura Demming
New Hampshire Audubon Society
Investigating Rusty Blackbird Breeding Habitat in New Hampshire
2008 - 2009

  

Alan Hinde
HawkWatch International, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
Wintering Raptors of the Great Basin— Oases in the High Desert: Census and Banding Study 1985 - 2009
2008 - 2009

  
Chad L. Seewagen
Wildlife Conservation Society
Bronx Zoo Department of Ornithology, NYC

The Energetics and Stopover Ecology of Neotropical Migrant Passerines in an Urban Park
2004 - 2005
  
Maury Hall; Soheil Zendeh
Take a Second Look (TASL), Boston Harbor, MA
Take a Second Look: 25 Years and Counting
1995 - 2005

 
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