Changing Seasons

When spring came to Cordova, there were Varied Thrushes whistling like flutes in the trees, Steller’s Jays squawking harshly, Dusky Geese and Trumpeter Swans honking at Eyak Lake, and of course, large flocks of sandpipers and dunlins whirring past on the mud flats of Hartney Bay.  After the nesting period ended Read more…

Shorebird Surveys

My shorebird surveys wouldn’t have been the adventure it was if it wasn’t for my volunteers. Rain or hail (slight exaggeration, there were a few sunny days) my volunteers stuck it out with me because as they’ve said, “After all, we are Alaskans.” Translation: 40mph winds and rain won’t really Read more…

From Alaska to Cali, Colombia-Following The Birds (Desde Alaska a Cali, Colombia-Siguiendo Las Aves)

(Traducción al español esta abajo de la sección en ingles) Wow! I have been given the honor to work with the CALIDRIS Association from mid September to early November! Calidris is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Cali, Colombia. Originally formed by biology students fresh out of college along with the guidance of their former ecology professor, Dr. Read more…