Research Methods

Do you plan to capture Rusty Blackbirds as part of your research?  If so, please follow the protocols when you have a bird in the hand:

PDF: Breeding Grounds Working Scheme

PDF: Wintering Grounds Working Scheme


Are you surveying for Rusty Blackbirds on the breeding grounds?  If so, please consider following these protocols that to date have been used in the Northeast to survey more than 1000 wetlands:

PDF: Rusty Blackbird Monitoring plan for northeast North America, 2009

PDF: Vermont survey protocols, 2012, J. Scarl