Settlement, Breeding, Productivity, and Color-banding of Tricolored Blackbirds in 2007 in the Central Valley of California

This report summarizes field work conducted by Dr. Robert J. Meese during the 2007 field season, including colony detection, monitoring, descriptions of colony fates, estimates of productivity, color-banding, and conservation recommendations. This report highlights the near-complete reproductive failure of the species in California in 2007. This report was submitted to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Audubon California, who supported the field work.