Research Grant Recipients

The New Mexico Ornithological Society (NMOS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the NMOS and Ryan Beaulieu Research Grants.


NMOS Research Grant – Nicholas Vinciguerra: Phylogeography and species limits of the Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)

Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant – Dylan Osterhaus: Going towards the light: Examining the potential impacts of light pollution on bird migration in southern New Mexico


NMOS Research Grant – Chauncey Gadek: Exploration of the lung mycobiome of Sandhill Cranes (Antigone canadensis) to shed light on ecology, evolution, and biogeography of microbial communities


NMOS Research Grant – Ethan Gyllenhaal: Does New Mexico act as a reinforcement barrier in Troglodytes wrens?


NMOS Research Grant – Charles Britt: Investigating use of pecan orchards in southern New Mexico by Yellow-billed Cuckoos based on previous observations

Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant – Silas Fischer: Do obligate brood parasites stalk individual Gray Vireos across a breeding season?


NMOS Research Grant – Lisa Barrow: Novel genomic tools to reveal blood parasite diversity in bird communities of New Mexico

Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant – Silas Fischer: Nesting ecology, brood-parastism, and nest predator identification for Gray Vireos (Vireo vicinior)


NMOS Research Grant – Ariel Gaffeny: Competition between Broad-tailed and Black-chinned Hummingbirds along elevational gradients

Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant – Catie Porro: Impacts of Climate Change on Nest Phenology of the Burrowing Owl


NMOS Research Grant – Krysten Zummo, New Mexico State University: Effects of Habitat Restoration and Climate Change on Scaled Quail Survival and Demography

Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant – Megan Ruehmann: Investigation of the distribution and habitat use of Mexican Whip-poor-wills (Antrostomus arizonae) in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico

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NMOS Research Grant – Cody Strong, New Mexico State University: Investigating Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) seasonal habitat use, reproduction, and survival to understand patterns of declining lek attendance

Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant – DeeAnne Meliopoulos, New Mexico State University: Impacts of Solar Energy Development on Breeding Birds of the Nutt Grasslands, NM

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NMOS Research Greant – Cole Wolf, University of New Mexico: The ecological significance of cryptic diversity in New Mexico Yellow-rumped Warblers (Setophaga coronata)

Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant – David J. Griffin, New Mexico State University: Demography and seasonal movement patterns of Band-tailed Pigeons in New Mexico

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NMOS Research Grant – Corrie Borgman, University of New Mexico and Envirological Services, Inc.: Assessing migratory status of New Mexico Loggerhead Shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus) at Kirtland Air Force Base using feather deuterium values

Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant – Jason Beason, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory: Determining migration routes and winter destinations of New Mexico’s Northern Black Swifts (Cypseloides niger borealis)

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NMOS Research Grant – Ronald Treminio, New Mexico State University: The use of stable hydrogen isotopes to elucidate the molt pattern of Burrowing Owls breeding across the Great Plains

Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant – Bethany Abrahamson, University of New Mexico: Elevational distributions and inter-specific competition in New Mexico hummingbirds

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Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant – Raymond VanBuskirk, Central New Mexico Community College, and Michael Hilchey, Albuquerque High School: Rosy-Finch Project

Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant – John Coffman, New Mexico State University: Breeding bird diversity and density in creosote (Larrea tridentata) shrublands treated with herbicide

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