Wednesday, August 5, 2020

RIP Tinamou

Our crew has been tracking fledgling S√•li around Andersen Air Force Base to see whether they survive the gauntlet of snakes and cats, and the general challenges of growing up. The team puts radio transmitters on the birds so they can find them wherever they fly. Today, they tracked the signal for Tinamou to a tree, and found that it was in the belly of a snake. Tinamou fledged on the 22nd of July and survived almost 2 weeks in the wild. Rest in peace, Tinamou. Thanks to CareyJo Titus for the photos. 

EBL Zoom Reunion!

We had our first Virtual EBL reunion on Zoom earlier this week, with attendees spanning the EBL eras from 2008 (Kaylyn Bautista) to our current crew and grad students, zooming in from Guam, Australia, Washington, Oregon, North Carolina, Alaska, Utah, Florida, and Iowa. It's so exciting to see what everyone has been up to since their EBL days!