Date: 6/23/17 10:36 am
From: Alyssa DeRubeis <alderubeis...>
Subject: Dickcissels--less than average this summer?
Hi all,

I'm seeing lots of reports of Dickcissels in Minnesota and
Wisconsin--they're having an apparent irruption year. I read a paper that
said one cause of these irruptions could be early droughts in the core of
their breeding range (including Arkansas). Has anyone noticed
less-than-average Dickcissels as the summer season has progressed? I see
plenty of them out at Chesney Prairie in Benton County (one of my research
sites), but I don't know how that compares to a normal year.

Thanks!

Alyssa DeRubeis
Fayetteville , Washington Co.

 
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