The purpose of the Bonnycastle Fellowship for Wetland and Waterfowl Research is to support talented young professionals who are dedicated to furthering conservation in North America and advancing our scientific understanding of wetland and waterfowl biology.
This fellowship has been awarded to Brett Leach, a MSc student at the University of Missouri, for his research on blue-winged teal migration and habitat use. Blue-winged teal are among the earliest ducks to migrate south in the fall and the latest to arrive on the Prairies in the spring. However, their migration timing and distribution in Central and South America has made it challenging to quantify exact migration timing and habitat use during the non-breeding period using traditional approaches. B

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