Birds

06/12
2014

Growth of Young Gyrfalcon Nestlings

*** I am currently in Nome, Alaska working on The Peregrine Fund’s Gyrfalcon Conservation Project with Boise State University graduate student Bryce Robinson. You can read more about this project… Read more »




06/04
2014

Three Nests in Two Days

The helicopter lifted off, disappearing into the thick, oppressive fog just as quickly as it had arrived. My colleague and I were thus left alone on the tundra, 85 miles… Read more »




05/25
2014

Shorebird Explosion

Well it’s official: the shorebirds have arrived in Nome, Alaska. We had been seeing a scattering of shorebirds for a few weeks now but on the evenings of May 21st… Read more »




05/23
2014

Gyrfalcons, Ptarmigan and Climate Change

One of the key goals of The Peregine Fund’s Gyrfalcon Conservation Project is to study the effects of climate change on the arctic and subarctic ecosystems by using the Gyrfalcon… Read more »




05/17
2014

Arctic Tern Courtship

Yesterday my buddy Bryce and I took a day off from Gyrfalcon nest searching to do some birding around Nome. The weather was extremely dreary and foggy, making it near-impossible… Read more »




05/12
2014

Studying Gyrfalcons in Alaska

This summer I have the privilege of working with the largest species of falcon in the world: the Gyrfalcon. Latin name, Falco rusticolus. Gyrfalcons are a circumpolar raptor, breeding in… Read more »




04/25
2014

Rare Capture at Hakalau NWR

Check out Hawaii Forest Bird Demographic Project’s rare capture of the ‘Akiapola’au (rare endemic Honeycreeper of Hawai’i). Learn more about the remarkable ‘Akiapola’au Hawai’i Forest Bird Demographic Project (HFBDP) is… Read more »




02/19
2014

Greetings from Hawaii

I currently reside in Hawai’i working as a field biologist studying the native Hawaiian forest birds. My past projects have taken me to the remote Alaka’i Plateau of Kaua’i studying… Read more »




05/30
2013

Marsh Wrens at Sheep Creek Reservoir

    Marsh Wrens are more often heard than seen, and even if you wanted to you couldn’t ignore a Marsh Wren near you. These chattering wrens inhabit marshy habitat… Read more »