On this episode of the Project Upland Podcast I’m joined by Dr. Erik Blomberg, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine.
Erik joins the show to talk about his personal upland hunting story and the Eastern Woodcock Migration Research Cooperative (EWMRC).
During our conversation, Erik and I start with a bit of his own history in upland hunting as well as his education. We also talk about some of his recent hunting experiences and we compare and contrast ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting in Maine and Wisconsin. We conclude the show discussing the Eastern Woodcock Migration Research Cooperative, which is an American woodcock migration research project being facilitated by Erik, his colleagues, students and a host of other conservation and agency partners.
About the EWMRC:
“The Eastern Woodcock Migration Research Cooperative is an international collaborative interested in understanding migratory ecology for the American Woodcock. The project is coordinated by the University of Maine, and involves partners from throughout the United States and Canada.
“Woodcock have declined throughout eastern North America and we seek to understand how the conditions they experience during migration may influence these declines. By working with a broad set of partners, we use GPS and satellite technology to track woodcock as they migrate between their northern breeding areas and southern wintering grounds.”
To learn more about the EWMRC: Visit The Website Here
To see the migration: View The Map Here
Get it on iTunes: Project Upland Podcast – Episode 51
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Nick Larson is the host and creator of the Project Upland Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Duluth, Minnesota. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting. From the northern forests of the upper great lakes to the prairies of the west, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he meets inspire him to go.