Rusty Blackbirds are fascinating birds! I've been fortunate to be involved in research, monitoring, habitat management, and conservation planning for species associated with young forest habitats for over 20 years. My current research program at the University of Maine also includes American Woodcock habitat evaluation, woodcock migration ecology, development of indices for deer winter habitat, and Highland Guan biology and movement patterns in Nicaragua. I enjoy sharing my research with a wide range of audiences and hope you find this current project to be as interesting and exciting as I do. Help us solve the mystery of Rusty Blackbird population decline!