March meeting – Wood ducks
March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wood Duck Research,
Andrew Greenawalt is a current Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His research focuses on wood duck population and migration chronology. Greenawalt used novel technology to understand migratory patterns, stopover locations, and annual cycles of wood ducks that breed in Wisconsin. He will soon develop reports and manuscripts for publication of the findings and hope to use some of this information to guide wood duck population management for the future within the Upper Mississippi Great Lakes Region.
Andy has captured and marked over 1,000 wood ducks in his two-year thesis research and deployed 300 geolocators (on female wood ducks) to a subset of theses capture individuals. With this collected data he can then examine migratory patterns, migratory stopovers, and winter/summer distribution. Greenawalt plans to examine harvest distribution data from band-recovery data and identify important areas along the wood duck annual cycle.