Monthly Archives: April 2016

Re-sighting Sparrows

I worked with Seaside sparrows in New Jersey saltmarshes before my job with Ecostudies on the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow project. There are several key differences between this current technician job and the work I did in the past, most notably the habitat. The Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow (CSSS), a subspecies of the Seaside […]

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What’s in my bag?

Ever wonder what it takes to study Cape Sable seaside sparrows in the Everglades? I can tell you that it takes passion, energy, adaptability, and perseverance. It also takes a whole lot of gear.  Every single item in this post is a necessity. Sure, carrying 20 pounds of gear makes hiking harder, but it also makes […]

By |April 25th, 2016|News|Comments Off on What’s in my bag?|

Practicing Point Counts with Meadowlarks

Even though fires are an important part of maintaining the species and habitats that we are working to protect in the Everglades ecosystem, often when there are fires in the park we can’t go out to do our sparrow research. A small wind-shift or a stray ember could potentially put us in a dangerous […]

By |April 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Practicing Point Counts with Meadowlarks|

Yes, This Really is My Job: Why Being A Bird Biologist Is The Bomb

“What do you do for a living?”

It’s a pretty common question to hear, now that I’m an adult (well, as “adult” as a 23-year-old can be). It naturally follows the other basics: name, age, location of birth… But it’s the “what do you do?” that I always look forward to. Because with an answer […]

By |April 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Yes, This Really is My Job: Why Being A Bird Biologist Is The Bomb|

Highs and Lows

I was born and raised in South Florida and have driven on Main Park Road more than once. As I looked out over the prairies, I would think to myself,  “I would love to walk in the Everglades.”  Now it is a part of my job as a field tech for Ecostudies Institute, and the […]

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