Welcome Good News – Some Birds Adapting to Climate Change

I woke this morning feeling a desperate need for some kind of good news. Something to take my mind off, um, world events? I was grateful then, to open my email and find a news release about a new study of songbirds in Pennsylvania, published in the journal Global Change Biology. The researchers, Molly McDermott and Lucas DeGroote from the…

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Just Launched! – Feathered Things

I’ve just launched a new eBook compiling the past decade of my published writing on birds and illustrated it with nearly a hundred images. There are 20 essays, covering more than 100 pages. In it is some some natural history, some science, and quite a few of my adventures chasing birds. And it’s only $2.99! Currently available as a PDF or…

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The Mysterious Gray-headed Chickadee

Gray-headed Chickadee. Ever heard of one? If not, you aren’t alone. In fact, very few people, even among passionate birders and researchers, have ever seen one. It may be the rarest regularly breeding bird in North America, and it is almost certainly the least known. There has never been a dedicated study of the species, some years go by when…

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News! Tours and Workshops Website

Pardon the lack of natural history in this post, and the slice of shameless self-promotion, but I’ve just launched a new website and I’d love for you to have a look, and let me know what you think. The new site is dedicated to my guiding services and is your ticket to the best photography, natural history, and wilderness trips in Alaska.…

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Coyotes: The impacts of a new predator to Alaska

Driving into Fairbanks on Saturday morning, Amy and were passing along the experimental agricultural fields managed by the University of Alaska. From the window of the car, Amy spotted a Coyote walking through the snow near a pond of melt-water. Though I’ve seen their tracks along the trails, and even through my property north of town, I hadn’t laid eyes…

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