Meanwhile, in the field...
It's become very quiet at our Barn Swallow study sites over the past week or so. It may still feel like summer to us, but the birds are on the move, heading for their winter homes. Young Barn Swallows that fledged from the nests in the structures, some as recently as two and a half weeks ago, are embarking on their first migration down to Central or South America.
As the Barn Swallows start to migrate, we're making our last few trips out to our field sites before we trade in the field for the office. Soon, we'll be spending a lot more time in front of our computer screens, analyzing all of the data collected this summer, and making plans for next year’s busy field season!
A big thank you to the 2015 BECO team of field staff and volunteers!