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Audubon: Black Snakes and Nesting Birds
Audubon: Black Snakes and Nesting Birds
Dr. Andrew George
When:  Thu, January 26 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:  Yates 102
Contact:  Megan Corrigan
Contact Phone:  443-255-7312
Black snakes and nesting birds: how studying snakes can inform bird conservation
 
Nest predation is one of the leading causes of bird mortality. And in the Midwest, snakes are among the biggest culprits – especially western ratsnakes. Despite the risk of becoming a snake’s next meal, some birds have better odds than others. Andy will present his research on western ratsnakes, and the factors that bring them into contact with nesting birds. 
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