Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Long Point Waterfowl’s PhD student Everett Hanna recently published a paper in the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management based upon methods from his research on cranes at Manitoulin Island. The paper is titled “Evaluation of a vacuum technique to estimate abundance of waste barley” and addresses the blower vacuum collection technique used at Manitoulin Island to estimate food abundance for sandhill cranes. Mallard Tracker is Back!! Mallard Tracker is part of a research initiative to gather information about mallard hen movements and habitat selection within the Lake St. Clair region as part of Matt Palumbo’s PhD research. This year you can visit our website to follow movements from 45 mallards from September – January (40 mallards marked with GPS transmitters by Long Point Waterfowl and another 5 hens marked by Winous Point Marsh Conservancy). Interested individuals or groups can sponsor a hen Mallard equipped with a GPS transmitter for $1,000. Sponsors will receive exclusive updates to track movements and survival of their duck and other sponsored birds in addition to personally naming their duck and receiving a tax receipt.