Go Fly a Kite
In southern Brazil industrial agriculture has a significant impact on wetland habitat, making the Taim Ecological Station, a federally protected wetland, even more important. It houses diverse wildlife, including a species of migratory birds known as snail kites.
In November 2017 Dr. Alex Jahn, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center postdoctoral fellow, traveled to southern Brazil intent on studying snail kite migrations at the protected wetlands with Brazilian colleagues. By understanding snail kite migratory patterns, scientists can better conserve the species as well as other migratory birds.
To learn more about Alex’s research, click here.