At our March 2023 General Meeting, Holli Holmes, University of Montana Masters student and wildlife technician at Glacier National Park shared her project to detect Harlequin Ducks. Historically, detection of Harlequin Ducks has been primarily done with boots on the ground surveys that are expensive, time consuming, and almost impossible with many whitewater creeks. Using new techniques including camera traps and eDNA, Holli and her team are investigating new ways to detect these elusive ducks more effectively at significantly lower costs.
Click on the video below to watch the presentation. Thanks again Holli for sharing your exciting research and good luck with your next phase!