David Aborn - The Breeding Biology of Tree Swallows in Chattanooga
Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) have a very broad distribution, readily use nest boxes, and are tolerant of human activity. As such, they have been frequent subjects of studies on foraging, reproduction, migration, and toxicology. Much of what we know, however, comes from the northeast; we know very little about their biology in other parts of their range. As a results of next boxes being put up in this area, Tree Swallows have increased rapidly, from 0 pairs in 2005, to 60 pairs currently. I have been studying this population since 2014, focusing on their reproduction, and am starting to expand into other parts of their biology. I will present results of my work and compare it with what is known about Tree Swallows in other parts of their range. NOTE--first 15 minutes of presentation are not available.
E.O. Grundset, Lecture, Tree Swallows, David Aborn
Southern Adventist University, "David Aborn - The Breeding Biology of Tree Swallows in Chattanooga" (2016). E.O. Grundset Lecture Series. 28.