Jody Warner (LaPorte, Indiana, USA) and Jean-Pierre Barry (Québec, Canada) will join Dr. Gabor Lövei (Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences), Dr. Samuel Muchai (National Museums of Kenya), and their colleagues at one of three banding stations along the migration route of an estimated 500 million birds flying from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa. From captured birds, the scientists hope to gain insight into how birds refuel during migration and what their condition tells about habitat degradation along the way. August 16-27 (Note: This expedition received the 2004 Aviva/Earthwatch Award for Climate Change Research, which includes a grant for additional research activities.)

Jean-Pierre Barry's Diary
Jody Warner's Diary

Related Sites

An Introduction to Bird Migration
This article about bird migration from Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, also contains useful links.

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
This center is dedicated to fostering greater understanding, appreciation, and protection of the "grand phenomenon" of bird migration.

The Mystery of Bird Migration
Why birds migrate, how they find their way, how they strategize their flights, and more. Includes links to useful information about birds.

Migration Facts
Interesting facts about the migration of butterflies, birds, and marine mammals.

Earthwatch Institute

Learn more about this international nonprofit, which supports scientific field research worldwide.

Europe-Africa Song Bird Migration

Learn more about the expedition and its scientists.