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Join the Global Shorebird Counting Loyalty Program


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The bittersweet end of a field project


After five years, 65 nests and more a thousand point counts, I had my last day in the field yesterday with nighthawks. It’s been a wonderful experience. I know that wherever I end up next, it will never be like … Continue reading

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Prairie-Chicken Nests Appear Unaffected by Wind Energy Facility


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10 August 2017 – no casualties


Both hummingbird carcasses still in evidence. The whole bird from the southeastern alcove has been decapitated, presumably by the ants. The tail from the southwestern alcove made things a bit more interesting by being gone.  I wasn’t too surprised by … Continue reading

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Birding While Black


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The flock of birdwatchers meandered along the trail in the meadows. Suddenly they stopped. Binoculars raised, the group scanned the copse of trees on the left. Someone softly called out a yellow warbler. The birders…

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July 2017 iNaturalist Vermont Photo-Observation of the Month — Vermont Center for Ecostudies


Has a Painted Lady ever looked more ravishing?  If you haven’t discovered iNaturalist, it’s time. Painted Lady nectaring on coneflower. /© Bryan Pfeiffer Congratulations to Bryan Pfeiffer for winning the July 2017 iNaturalist Vermont photo-observation of the month contest. His … Continue reading

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Birds and Climate in Space and Time: Separating Spatial and Temporal Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife


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