alaska

07/01
2014

June Raptor – Peregrine Falcon

  Another month, another raptor: the Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus. We’ve been learning a lot about Gyrfalcons recently because of my work with the Gyrfalcon Conservation Project, but there are… Read more »




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 »




06/01
2014

May Raptor – Gyrfalcon

  If you keep up on the Wild Lens blog, this months raptor photograph will come as no surprise: the Gyrfalcon. For the better part of four weeks I have… 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 »




05/24
2013

Seabird Monitoring on the Aleutians

*** Mikaela Howie is the newest member of our “Eyes on Conservation” team. She will be working on a long-term project whose main objective is to monitor the nesting productivity… Read more »




06/25
2012

Photographic Highlights from Alaska

Having finally gone through all of my photos from my recent trip to Alaska studying Ptarmigan, I thought I would share some highlights with everyone. This trip was the first… Read more »