Our research projects are focused in the areas of ornithology and ecology, and are based both on the data collected during our long-term monitoring, and external data from partnerships and citizen science platforms like e-bird and wikiaves.

Not-so resident birds” is a project which aims to explain questions about migratory behaviors of Brazilian bird species. For this project we use data from citizen science projects made available on e-bird. Some questions like “which Brazilian species are actually residents of a certain area”, “what is the potential distance of annual take off of Brazilian migratory species” and “when does each species change habitats” are contemplated in this study. Important questions for the conservation of species like, which habitats each species uses, what season of the year does a species of bird leave an area and occupy another, what are the environmental factors associated with such movements, and others need to have knowledge about annual movements of species as a base for development. To know more about the project, you can email pmartins@oama.eco.br.

“Molt strategies in Atlantic Forest birds” is a project with the objective of identify and categorize the patterns of molt cycles of bird species that occur in OAMa’s study areas. Plumage molting is an essential activity and regular in all birds, and it is important in the evolutionary history and ecology of species. Apart from this, the activity of molting has a high energetic demand from the individual, and species need to adapt various strategies to reconcile the molting with the most vital activities, like movement and thermoregulation. For this study we use data collected during OAMa’s long-term monitoring while also having visitors from museums and make revisions in pertinent literature. To know more about the project, you can email lfigueira@oama.eco.br.

Mantiqueira birds” is a project for the compilation of a comprehensive list of bird species that occur along the whole Mantiqueira range. The diversity of Atlantic Forest birds is well known, and the Mantiqueira is a PRISON of mountains that shelters large areas of land that are still protected and preserved. For its characteristic mountains, with a large altitudinal variation, the Mantiqueira region has a high biodiversity, and to identify and catalogue the species that occur in the region is an important pass to understand the interspecific relationships between birds and the environment. To know more about this project, email rjusto@oama.eco.br.