Birds in a Changing World

A visit to the most biodiverse place on Earth: Ecuador’s Yasuni Biosphere

A visit to the most biodiverse place on Earth: Ecuador’s Yasuni Biosphere

In 10 days we encountered 382 species, which is far more than a North Carolina backyard birder could ever hope to see in a lifetime.

Killing birds: Scientists?

The unfortunate and likely end result of this Moustached Kingfisher controversy is that the task of raising funds for bird research, already a major challenge, is only made more difficult.

Killing Birds: invasive species in Hawaii

Killing Birds: invasive species in Hawaii

Invasive species have absolutely wrecked Hawaii’s native ecosystems and despite best efforts of committed conservation groups the native birds and plants are rapidly being lost.

Teaching biodiversity

My goal is to open these students’ eyes to astounding nature sitting right in their ‘backyards,’ to use these local resources as teaching tools for global biodiversity challenges.

Killing Birds: Glass

Killing Birds: Glass

…as of yet, there are no ‘bird-friendly’ colleges and universities in the US. Duke is uniquely poised to be the first.

Conserved: Forests on Duke’s Campus

Conserved: Forests on Duke’s Campus

This is a huge victory!

Killing birds: Feed me meow!

Killing birds: Feed me meow!

Imagine all the cats in your neighborhood running around with bibs or frilly rainbow collars. That’s a sight that birds and I would love to see.

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