Dr. Ray L. Winstead
IUP Professor of Biology

Aerial Insects Balloon Project:
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UNIVERSITY SENATE RESEARCH COMMITTEE

SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM

 

NAME: ____Ray L. Winstead____________ ADDRESS ____114 Weyandt Hall__________

 

EMAIL: ____rwinstea@iup.edu___________ DEPARTMENT ____Biology_____________

 

COLLEGE: _______NSM______________ INITIAL YEAR AT IUP: ____1976__________

 

CATEGORY UNDER WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING: (See Page One) __2  Research____

 

PROJECT TITLE:

 

___________Aerial Insects Available as Food for Chimney Swifts in Western Pennsylvania____

 

AMOUNT REQUESTED FROM USRC: $1,500  CONTRIBUTED BY OTHERS: $247.03

 

PREVIOUS SENATE SUPPORT: (List most recent first and work back)

 

Year      Project Title                                                                            Report Submitted Y/N

 

1.___________None_____________________________________________________________

 

2.____________________________________________________________________________

 

3.____________________________________________________________________________

 

BRIEF PROJECT ABSTRACT:

 

                Chimney Swifts are birds commonly seen during the spring and summer months as they fly over downtown Indiana and over campus while “hawking” aerial insects, their almost exclusive source of food.  My objective for the proposed research study is to answer the question "What aerial insects are available for local Chimney Swifts to eat?"  My proposed method of answering that question would be to capture the insects by attaching Acrylic "sticky traps" or "flight intercept traps" at different heights to the tether rope of a ten-foot-diameter helium balloon.  The insects would then be preserved in alcohol for identification to order by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

 

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