Condor Egg Loss

Condor Egg Loss

During incubation, we noticed that the embryo was slightly in the wrong position to hatch—a malposition. Some malpositions are lethal or need our help to hatch successfully.   read more

Giving the Mangrove Finch a Head-start to Recovery

Giving the Mangrove Finch a Head-start to Recovery

I arrived on the rugged and spectacular island of Santa Cruz, in the Galápagos islands, in the middle of January. This was my second trip to Galápagos within the space of three months.   read more

What to Eat When There’s Nothing to Eat?

What to Eat When There’s Nothing to Eat?

These big mammals can go without eating or drinking for months, sometimes while birthing and nursing cubs, yet wake up without bedsores or weakened muscles!   read more

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Gopherus Species!

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Gopherus Species!

Though there is much literature describing the different characteristics of the Gopherus genus, it can still be tricky to distinguish what you are looking at when they are right in front of you…   read more

Getting To the Point (Ouch!)

Getting To the Point (Ouch!)

By comparing the habitat characteristics of areas with cactus wren nests to areas without, we are learning what cactus wrens prefer and what they avoid.   read more