Population Genetic Analysis of Black Swift

Research Project: 

RB00CNJ.31

Project Manager: 

Sara Oyler-McCance
A picture of a genetic analysis. USGS image.
A picture of a genetic analysis. USGS image.

The purpose of this study is to investigate population genetic structure of Northern Black Swift populations throughout portions of their range in the United States, important information used for conservation prioritization. In addition, this study will document the degree of connectivity among colonies and levels of diversity within them, as well as examining site fidelity of individual birds.