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Nick Bayly

Nick Bayly

Bogotá, Colombia

SELVA: Investigación para la Conservación en el Neotropico

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Published on Jul 10, 2017

Yellow Warbler - Colombia to New York

Last week we received the remarkable news that a SELVA banded/ringed Yellow Warbler had been recaptured just down the road from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Lansing, New York. On checking the ...

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Published on Apr 22, 2017

First Radio-tags deployed

The field season is now underway and is going very well. We have already captured 30 Yellow-billed Cuckoos and the peak of migration is still a couple of days away. Six of the cuckoos were fitted w...

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Published on Apr 17, 2017

The cuckoos are here!

We are now in the field and the Yellow-billed Cuckoos have started to arrive. The good news is that we are capturing birds, thanks to a series of canopy nets that we have installed at the field sit...

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Published on Apr 14, 2017

Its all about caterpillars

Yellow-billed Cuckoos tend to spend a lot of time sitting still, just looking around. At first this might appear to be a somewhat inefficient behavior, however, every now and then they spring into ...

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Published on Apr 13, 2017

Why the Rain Crow?

You may be wondering how the Yellow-billed Cuckoo got its nickname the Rain Crow. The simple answer is that these cuckoos often appear when it rains but in fact the name tells us a lot about the sp...

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Published on Apr 11, 2017

A view from the field

Cuckoos are starting to arrive at our study site and with many trees in bloom following the first rains, it makes for a visual feast.In the background you can hear Yellow Warbler contact calls, the...

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Published on Apr 07, 2017

Cuckoo Love

For many the Yellow-billed Cuckoo may not be top of their list of favorite birds but with the first birds now arriving, we can't resist putting a series of photos celebrating the beauty of this int...

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Published on Apr 04, 2017

Meet the team

Angela and Yuly are two passionate Colombian ornithologists. By supporting this project you are supporting their professional growth and we are looking forward to papers on cuckoo migration by Cagu...

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Published on Apr 02, 2017

First named Cuckoos

For the first 10 donors giving $100 or more, a radio-tagged cuckoo will be given the name of their choice. We will give regular updates on the progress of the cuckoos on the results page, so that d...

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The end of the field season is now just days away. We have a ton of data to analyze with lots of exciting new discoveries not just about Cuckoo's but also about species like the Cerulean Warbler among others. We hope to get the first results up in late May / early June, so watch this space......
May 10, 2017
The Rain Crow Mystery: cuckoos on migration in Colombia
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We reached our goal!! We want to thank each and everyone of our backers for believing in and supporting this project. Angela and Yuly send their special thanks from the field site, where they are busy banding Mourning Warblers and Empidonax flycatchers, as well as cuckoos.
Apr 29, 2017
The Rain Crow Mystery: cuckoos on migration in Colombia
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Thank you Chris! We think as you have suggested that these responses to dynamic prey and changing/varying rainfall patterns are going to be pretty complex and we are really hoping that this study will continue into at least 2018, so we can begin to unravel the mystery.
Apr 29, 2017
The Rain Crow Mystery: cuckoos on migration in Colombia
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Guy and Deb, thank you!! Pearl should get tagged this week, so I will let you know when "she" is away and fattening!
Apr 23, 2017
The Rain Crow Mystery: cuckoos on migration in Colombia
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Jane, thank you so much for your support. I have just got back from the field site and the team are doing a great job. The first 30 cuckoos have been banded and six are now carrying radio tags. There was also a huge wave of Willow and Alder Flycatchers this week, as well as good numbers of Mourning Warblers and Eastern Wood-pewees on the move.
Apr 21, 2017
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Thanks Nikki!
Apr 02, 2017
The Rain Crow Mystery: cuckoos on migration in Colombia
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Thanks Eric! I am sending the certificate today and can't wait to see where Barbara gets detected.
Apr 02, 2017
The Rain Crow Mystery: cuckoos on migration in Colombia
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