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2013/06/02 Tracking Purple Martins

The Release!

I had the pleasure of being invited by Jim Ray, wildlife biologist at Pantex, to volunteer for a Purple Martin conservation research project. The project would consist of trapping 22 Purple Martins which would be identified, measured, weighed and samples of feather and blood would be collected. Then the birds would be outfitted with tiny geolocation devices which will record their daily movements for up to a year.

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