Monthly Archives: March 2015

First nest of the season!

It has barely been two weeks, and we’ve already found the first nest of the season!

As the newbie to the team, I’m still getting the hang of how to find and resight our Cape Sable Seaside Sparrows.  The attention to song and color completely contrasts with my fieldwork on Greater Sage-grouse in Nevada last year.  Since we […]

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Sparrows are Singing!

Sparrows are Singing!
By Tom Virzi
 

We just finished up our first week in the field and found plenty of Cape Sable seaside sparrows singing!  That’s what the beginning of the field season is all about…finding those singing males.  As you can see from this photo this is no easy task.  We spend our mornings walking […]

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Team Sparrow on the Ground

Team Sparrow on the Ground
By Tom Virzi
 

Yesterday morning we started our 2015 field season for our Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow project!  On the left is Michelle Davis, Ecostudies wildlife biologist and field supervisor for the Cape Sable project.  That’s me in the middle.  To my right is our newest addition to the Ecostudies team, Irene Steves, […]

By |March 17th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Team Sparrow on the Ground|

Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
By Tom Virzi
 

So for my first blog post from the field in 2015 I’m going to tell you about a different sparrow than you might be expecting.  I was just down in Florida setting up a new field experiment studying the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus), a closely-related cousin of the Cape Sable […]

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