In partnership with Cornell University, a research project on Mangrove Swallows was initiated at the Hill Bank Field Station.  The objectives of the study are to establish a breeding population of Mangrove Swallows at Hill Bank, and to develop comparative data for understanding the evolution of life-history differences between tropical and temperate songbirds, specifically with the closely related Tree Swallows of Ithaca, New York.  Dr. David Winkler from Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology is serving as principal researcher.

Cornell University: http://golondrinas.cornell.edu/