The Kirtland’s Warbler is one of North America’s rarest songbirds and has a very restricted range, breeding almost exclusively in early succession jack pine forests of Michigan and wintering only in the Bahamas archipelago where it inhabits dense scrub. This presentation describes results from the Kirtland’s Warbler Research and Training Project. The project, started in 2002, is devoted to studying the winter ecology of the Kirtland’s Warbler and training Bahamian students with the goal of advancing conservation of the Kirtland’s Warbler, associated bird species, and building conservation capacity in The Bahamas.
Dave Ewert is a senior research scientist for The Nature Conservancy in Michigan. He also teaches the Biology of Birds class for the Biological Station.