We’ve been studying changes in the song structure of white-throated sparrows since 2002 and have found several interesting patterns. Now, we’re trying to measure how these patterns change over time and space.
Here's where you come in! Recording sparrows over a broad geographical area is extremely time consuming and expensive. We’re hoping to recruit participants to help us collect recordings of male white-throated sparrows.
Volunteers can be from anywhere within the range of the species, but we are especially interested in recordings from Eastern Ontario eastward to the Atlantic provinces, and across the northern tier of states in the US from Wisconsin to Maine.
We're happy to get recordings from all regions at all times of year (pre-migration, migration, and breeding are all fine).
For more information about our project or how to get involved, please see our website.