This female Long-billed Curlew from MPG Ranch is part of our satellite tracking project. After getting a metal band, alpha flag, and transmitter, we released CH and continued to monitor her during the breeding season.
After raising a family, she migrated south. Now you can check in on CH and all our other Long-billed Curlews as they spend the winter in California and Mexico. Go to ibo.boisestate.edu/curlewtracking
Photo: Nick Filmalter @nick_filmalter via @atap_za
‘ATAP collaborating partner Dr Ryan Daly @pontasharkdiaries drops through a tornado of bludger kingfish (Carangoides gymnostethus) to deploy a fresh receiver at his study site in southern Mozambique. The addition of private receivers to the ATAP network benefits all collaborating researchers along our coastline as the movements of the animals they tag can be recorded over a larger area.’
This little guy, photographed in northern Australia by mammalogist Tyrone Lavery, may look like a kangaroo but is actually an Agile wallaby (Macropus agilis). Although wallabies and kangaroos belong to the same genus and have overlapping habitats, wallabies are often much smaller and have shorter lifespans. For a visual size comparison, head to Facebook to see a 💪 kangaroo and learn more about Tyrone’s research. (link in profile👆) #MammalMonday#FieldMuseum#NaturalHistory#nature#science#fieldwork#wallabiesofinstagram#didyouknow
If you are looking for a unique gift idea for someone, check out these handmade items from @carrienenstiel_art. The golden shapes of Alabama are mounted on a piece of longleaf pine, the state tree of Alabama, and each cutting comes from trees utilized in the conservation efforts for Red Cockaded Woodpeckers. These trees are still standing in an Alabama forest providing nesting habitat for these endangered birds. |
Every oyster shell ornament comes from Alabama’s gulf coast and are hand painted with the option of plain or nativity.
Check out @carrienenstiel_art on instagram, facebook, and etsy to see these as well as all the other amazing things she does.
What a semester. A very small percentage of my time as a wildlife biologist is spent outdoors. In the last months I've spent countless hours in front of a computer screen - writing grants, coding, and analyzing data. Today I probably won't leave the house as I finish up developing a website for a science communication conference next March. But it's all worth it for times like these.
Here I am taking measurements of a downy woodpecker and fitting him with a little electronic bracelet that will let me know the times he visits a feeder. I have put these bracelets on over 40 birds of various flocking species in the hopes of getting some data on when they eat and who they eat with.