Random jamaican cam
This was a great opportunity to get our hands on some very cool migratory and resident Jamaican birds.
Most of our season was devoted to territory mapping our focal species: the American redstart.
However, although I have experience in the art of catching Swainson’s warblers, that does not make it easy!
This added to the challenge of mapping these birds and kept the LTREB crew constantly on their toes!
The bird’s elusive nature also means limited research has been conducted, especially on their wintering grounds.
Only a few key studies in Jamaica have determined some ecological aspects like winter habitat use and prey consumption.
The other 50 percent of the birds do something completely different.
Instead of defending a territory and remaining settled, these birds roam across the study sites.