A blog all about birds and bird conservation.

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Monitoring Kirtland’s Warblers

This summer I was lucky enough to work as a Kirtland’s warbler nest monitor in Wisconsin. Now for those of you who don’t know – Kirtland’s warblers are an endangered bird species that relies on a very specific type of habitat. Read on to find out more about the Kirtland’s warbler in Wisconsin and what conservation of an endangered species can be like! Continue reading


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7 Things to Know About Conservation Fieldwork

Have you ever wondered what conservation or biology field work is like? Well, let me tell you about it. It is extremely rewarding but also a strenuous, hard job. I am basing this off of my personal experiences so it might be different if you asked someone else but here is a short list of what field work is like. Continue reading

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Collision Course: Birds and Windows

One of the greatest hazards to birds are windows – the type you see on every office building and skyscraper in every city in the world, and also the kinds you look out at home. Estimates of bird mortalities from window collisions reach upwards of  100 million-1 billion annually. Here’s the problem: glass is practically invisible – but it also is reflective. Continue reading