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  • Purple martin migration behavior perplexes researchers

    Auriel Fournier, the director of the Forbes Biological Station at the Illinois Natural History Survey, studies the migratory behavior of purple martins.

    Auriel Fournier, the director of the Forbes Biological Station at the Illinois Natural History Survey, studies the migratory behavior of purple martins.

    Photo by Tiffany Jolley

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Auriel Fournier, call 217-300-8698; email auriel@illinois.edu.  
    To reach Kevin Fraser, call 204-474-7044; email kevin.fraser@umanitoba.ca.  

    The paper “Precise direct tracking and remote sensing reveal the use of forest islands as roost sites by purple martins during migration” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1111/jofo.12298

    Michael Jeffords and Susan Post are wildlife photographers and research affiliates of the Illinois Natural History Survey at the Prairie Research Institute of the U. of I. Their photographs are available here.