The Limbo Project


The Limbo Project centers around the oldest and longest-running avian mist-netting project in the Neotropics. Past and current work focuses on understanding long-term demographic change in multiple bird species in response to environmental change.


The original project was established in the late 1960s by James Karr (now Emeritus Professor at University of Washington) on a 2-hectare study plot at the site of the former Limbo Hunt Club in central Panama. Mist-netting has been conducted intensively at the site since 1977. In the mid-1980s, the efforts were taken over by Dr. Jeff Brawn (Professor, University of Illinois) and, in 2018, passed on to Dr. Corey Tarwater. Many have contributed to the Limbo Project over the years, including Dr. Doug Robinson, Dr. Jennifer Nesbitt Styrsky, Mike Libsch, and Dr. Henry Pollock.

Funding sources:


Dr. Jeff Brawn (University of Illinoius): lab website

Dr. Patrick Kelley (University of Wyoming)

© 2018 by Corey Tarwater. Created on the framework.

Contact information

Department of Zoology & Physiology
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071, USA

Email: corey.tarwater [at]