I'm a wildlife biologist by training but a naturalist at heart. My masters thesis is looking into the day-to-day happenings of the poorly understood Panamint alligator lizard, Elgaria panamintina. I post things that interest me and often post updates on what I'm doing in the vertebrate museum, in the field, or in the lab.
In case you’re in the Central Valley in January… lots of fun and good birds!
I’ll be doing these field trips:
Marathon Big Day Birding in Yuba County, Marathon Big Day Birding, Photo Field Trip with John Hendrickson, “Gathering of Wings” Banquet & Silent Auction, Rancho Esquon, and Wing-It to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.
It’ll also be right after I get back from two weeks in Florida and right before a week in Reno for the Wildlife Society Conference. Going to be so exhausted, but it’ll be worth it (the big days are crazy fun, but this’ll be the first year I do both of them).
No vagrants, but lots of great birds: highlights being a lovely loggerhead shrike, a TON of sandhill cranes and many courtship flights of northern pintails. I suppose the bald eagle was pretty cool too.
I took a lot of pictures and will process them while procrastinating from my paper-writing later today.