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Heather Kenny releasing a male bluebird
Heather Kenny releasing a male bluebird

Female Bluebirds with High Aggression are Better at Coping with Noise Pollution

Redwood Region Audubon Society lecture by Heather Kenny. Heather grew up in Trinidad, CA developing an interest in birds by volunteering at the Klamath Bird Observatory, and working as an Avian Ecology Intern at the Archbold Biological Station in Florida. Kenny, currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, will share her Master’s Degree research findings that female aggression levels influenced whether bluebirds settled in noisy or quiet breeding sites, and partly determined the effect of traffic noise on parental care of nestlings. This research provides insight into how bird populations might evolve in response and assist humans in developing more effective management and conservation strategies.

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