Author Archives: Tim O'Connell

#GradSchoolSearch- a postmortem


Originally posted on itati does the sci:
Hello all, It’s been a full year since the end of my #GradSchoolSearch–Facebook Memories told me so. For the uninitiated, the TL;DR version is that I applied to five graduate programs, interviewed at…

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St. Patrick’s Battalion: Mexican heroes, American traitors


Originally posted on The Waterthrush Blog:
A few weeks ago, I was in McAllen, Texas for a conference on bird conservation in the Americas.  On my first morning in McAllen, my students and I headed out for some birding, and…

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Ireland’s Curlew Crisis


Originally posted on wadertales:
To put the rapid loss of Ireland’s breeding Curlew into context, it’s equivalent to the human population of the Republic dropping from 4.8 million to less than 200,000. In their paper in Wader Study, the journal…

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Who saves the world? Girls.


Like, literally not-even-women-yet, GIRLS.   Re-blogged from: Students’ pro-climate strikes coming to the USA — Dear Kitty. Some blog And also me i am 10 years old:-) pic.twitter.com/Hucumibuff — Lillys Plastic Pickup (@lillyspickup) February 10, 2019 After high school students’ … Continue reading

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The concept of a “chemical-free lifestyle” is absurd — The Logic of Science


Chemophobia is alive and well. It is difficult to get on the internet without celebrities, friends, and family members bombarding you with concerns about chemicals in your food, hygiene products, vaccines, etc. Indeed, being anti-chemical seems to be extremely fashionable … Continue reading

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Audubon’s Online Guide to North American Birds


Originally posted on The Waterthrush Blog:
The National  Audubon Society has published a new Online Guide to North American Birds, and it’s worth a look. ? At a glance, the guide contains similar content to what birders expect in field…

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007 — History of Ornithology


BY: Bob Montgomerie, Queen’s University | 7 January 2019 A couple of years ago, my family and I had an early morning stopover in Frankfurt, Germany, en route to our spring bolthole in the French Pyrenees. As we stumbled bleary-eyed … Continue reading

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