After an insane amount of logistics and setbacks in the field, the Audubon article on my research is out! https://www.audubon.org/news/stands-whitebark-pine-disappear-could-clarks-nutcracker-soon-follow. Enjoy!
I'm thrilled to have been able to contribute to this great article in The Narwhal: https://thenarwhal.ca/whitebark-pine-endangered-species/
Here's the informal, but, in my opinion, fantastic documentary Chris Snyder made while working on our nutcracker ARU project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EhG9zxJgKo.
It was a joy to talk with Amy Grisak while she was writing a brief article for Birds&Blooms. See www.birdsandblooms.com/birding/bird-species/clarks-nutcracker/ for her article, How to Attract and Identify a Clark’s Nutcracker.
Chris Snyder has been working with Alison Scoville to collect all the habitat data at our permanent Cascades sites, where we are collecting audio data with ARU's daily all year long. He's been taking fantastic photos along the way and is working on a nutcracker documentary right now. September 2023
Two of our monitors burned in the 2021 Washington fires, but we just pulled data off this crispy critter! (Photo credit: Alison Scoville)
Home range analyses are coming along! The mean 95% fixed kernel annual home range for the seven satellite-tagged Washington birds is 18,412 ± 3,055 ha. That's huge!
Here's a map of all the high accuracy points in the first year of tracking these nutcrackers.
IN THE CLASSROOM
October 2018. I just finished teaching the second of a three-session education program I developed at Bethlehem Children's School in Slingerlands, NY. The program is focused on ornithology and ecology, and included a question answer session about my Clark's nutcracker research, habitat mapping, and practicing radio-tracking in the school yard.