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Ornithology: Research & Projects: Project Sapsucker

Project Sapsucker A project of the Royal Alberta Museum
with the assistance of the
Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Project Sapsucker logo Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation

The Royal Alberta Museum needs your help to ascertain the amount and geographical extent of hybridization between the Yellow-bellied (Sphyrapicus varius) and Red-naped sapsuckers (S. nuchalis) in the eastern slope forests of western Alberta. Specifically, we need your assistance to find nests and score specific characteristics of sapsucker parents.

Your assistance will help to answer some of these questions:

Please enroll! Participants will receive a kit that includes:

If you plan on birding in the project area and would like to participate in the project, please write to:

Project Sapsucker
Royal Alberta Museum
9810 103a Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 0G2