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Calumet Birders take on the 2019 Spring Bird Count

Calumet Birders take on the 2019 Spring Bird Count

The evening was looming, the birders were tired and the temperature had dropped. I was especially ready to go home and go straight to bed. But you know if you leave too soon, you’re going to miss something, so I waited it out as Walter continued to scope the water from the golf club balcony. Then, all of a sudden, we spotted a large shape in the sky.

Birding With... Tom Lally

Birding With... Tom Lally

Flatwoods flourish in the plains left by retreating glaciers millennia ago. They don’t quite feel like upland or bottomland forests. The trees are not necessarily all coniferous or deciduous or even all native. They are just as their name suggests. Flat. Woods.

“As flat as a pool table,” says Tom Lally of the woodlands.

My Chicago Fieldwork Experience

My Chicago Fieldwork Experience

Wildlife in urban areas is ubiquitous. But what is it like being one of the researchers tasked with doing traditional monitoring in such a non-traditional setting?