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DOS September Meeting: “Following Ashland Nature Center’s Purple Martins” by Katie Bird

September 21 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EDT

Katie Bird is a final year wildlife ecology Master’s student at University of Delaware. Her research involves tracking Purple Martins with radio telemetry to answer questions about when and where they go while they are in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Katie’s project involves several martin colonies located at Bucktoe Creek Preserve, Curtis Mill Park, Longwood Gardens, and Ashland Nature Center. For this presentation, she will cover the individual stories of tagged martins at Ashland Nature Center, giving DOS members a closer look at the summer lives of these charismatic birds.


Katie is pursuing her Master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware under the mentorship of Dr. Jeff Buler. She has been working on Purple Martins and will be defending her thesis this fall. Katie is also the DOS Flyer editor.


The meeting is held online via Zoom software.

Members will receive an email with Zoom login info prior to the meeting.  If you are not a member and would like to attend, please use the button below to request login info which is available a few days before the meeting.

We look forward to ‘seeing’ you soon!