The progress report was prepared by Matt Tarr (Principal Investigator) and Erica Holm (M.S. student, University of New Hampshire) and it provides a summary of tasks completed between September 2017 and September 2018 on the project titled “Use of transmission line rights-of-way and New England cottontail clearcuts by adult and fledgling songbirds during the breeding and post-breeding periods”. This project received a total of $1,720 from the Blake-Nuttall Fund and those funds were used to provide partial support ($6,200 total cost) for a full-time, summer research technician position for one University of New Hampshire undergraduate student during summer 2018.
All project tasks that were scheduled for this one year period (Sept 2017-Sept 2018) have been completed as proposed. We are currently analyzing data that will form the basis of one UNH M.S. Thesis that will be submitted as a final report to the Nuttall Ornithological Club in May 2019.