LIND MAPS Banding 2014-2016
When I can, I help out at the MAPS banding station outside of Laramie.
Photos from my travels for collecting trips for the University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates. Includes Wyoming, Kansas, Illinois, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona.
MAPS Banding 2013
I learned to band passerine and other small landbirds as a volunteer intern for the Institute for Bird Populations, then ran six banding stations in southern Indiana. Eighty percent of what we banded were Acadian Flycatchers, Kentucky Warblers, and Wood Thrushes.
I was a field crew leader for the Southern Sierra Research Station's Yellow-billed Cuckoo project. I worked in beautiful Bill Williams River NWR. Cuckoos are a lot harder to study than gulls are.
I went to the Galapagos as a field assistant to study marine iguana haul-out. The Galapagos are totally rad. Fur seal pups are a lot more endearing than marine iguanas are, though.
Protection Island 2008-2011
Quality time with gulls, harbor seals, auklets, guillemots, deer, and bald eagles.