Tag Archives: wildlife

My lifer Whooping Crane – something I thought I might never see


It’s been a long time coming, but I was recently guided to my lifer WHOOPING CRANE by my nephews Benjamin and Matt Hack (+ special guest star Matt’s friend Kaitie) at a lake near Dexter, Michigan. This is an ENDANGERED … Continue reading

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A conversation about grad school


I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this conversation. I plan to keep having it, too. But if this example can help answer some questions pre-emptively, I reckon this will have been a good use of my time. … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t love a watermelon?


I had hoped that by placing a juicy watermelon rind in front of a game camera I’d have some fun photos to enjoy.  I was right. The neat part is that it’s an independent test of my ability to identify … Continue reading

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Center for Conservation Biology, Jan–Mar 2015 eNewsletter


I always find something really cool in this newsletter from Bryan Watts and his colleagues at the Center for Conservation Biology.  You will too.  Here’s a taste:

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Playa Post Vol. 13, #3 – Congratulations on a national award!


Congratulations to the Playa Lakes and Rainwater Basin joint ventures, recently recognized for their conservation collaborations with the 2015 Wings Across the Americas Award.   For these and other uplifting stories, check out the latest Playa Post, the newsletter of the … Continue reading

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Birding Community E-Bulletin – March 2015


The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and scopes, … Continue reading

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The Partners in Flight databases on Population and Species Assessment


The Partners in Flight databases were recently updated, and they represent an outstanding resource in understanding distribution and diversity of North American birds. Maintained by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, the databases summarize information on population estimates and the species … Continue reading

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