Date: 3/2/17 4:20 am From: <michelle.bassis...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Looking for established bird feeders in the Greater Bangor Area!
Hey there fellow bird enthusiasts,
We are a group of four students at the University of Maine conducting an experiment of the effect of human settlement of bird community composition and behavior in the greater Bangor area, and are looking for locations to observe at. We are looking for properties that have established bird feeders. We would be coming out to observe the site at the end of March and early April to perform our experiment at the feeder. The experiment would consist of us first observing the birds as they are, then broadcasting a recording of a Cooper’s Hawk call, then again observing their behavior to look for differences between the responses of communities spread across a rural to urban gradient. Two of us will be on the premises or parked on the side of the road for no more than two hours at a time. We would be observing at your particular location on two separate days, once in the morning, and again in the evening before sunset. If you are willing to participate, please contact Michelle Bassis at <michelle.bassis...> Thank you for your consideration!
Michelle Bassis, Jackie W., Gerry V., and Joe C.