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Update on Breeding!

By • Sep 3rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

We have been breeding birds since the Spring to increase our experiment sample size. Originally, we had pairs in separate cages and monitored their nests twice every week. However, we didn’t have much success with breeding this way. We had gotten some nestlings (chicks in the nest) and fledglings (chicks after they fledge, or leave,…
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Bumps in the Road

By • Aug 21st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Wow the summer has flown by! During the summer, we completed five trials of our experiment. There were some bumps in the road like there were extreme room biases, that is, most of the birds preferred one room regardless of the introduction of noise. Another issue we ran into was that there is an air…
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Effects of Noise Pollution on Songbird Behavior

By • Apr 21st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! My name is Sophia Palia and I am a rising senior Biology major at the College. I am so excited to be starting my Honors project this summer studying the effects of noise pollution on songbird behavior. I want to thank everyone who contributed to my project and helped make this opportunity possible.…
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