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September 03, 2019
The breeding season is always an exciting time for us here on the Burrowing Owl Project, and we never know what surprises are in store. This season at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve (RJER), where we completed our...
September 03, 2019
With the tireless work of the Institute for Conservation Research (ICR) Burrowing Owl Recovery Team and Safari Park Bird Department at the Bird Breeding Complex (BBC), conservation breeding of burrowing owls (BUOW...
August 23, 2019
We scramble to complete the information panels on the walls, gather the trash strewn over the floor, and put the finishing touches on the arrangements for receiving our visitors: the table with the welcome packs...
August 22, 2019
For me, visiting Cocha Cashu Biological Station has become an annual pilgrimage. Bi-annual, if I'm lucky. This time I'm accompanying a large number of people that includes other Cashu staff, Peruvian...
August 16, 2019
One of the most important stages of any conservation reintroduction program is post-release monitoring. While the reintroduction itself is an exciting aspect of our work – it is gratifying to watch captive-...
Bailey Mccormick
August 16, 2019
As an undergraduate ecology major, field research isn’t new to me, but I’ve never experienced field work quite like this. It’s 5:00 in the morning, and we are packing up three insulated cooler...
July 30, 2019
Working as a veterinary pathologist for San Diego Zoo Global means that on a regular basis I get up close and personal with many species I’ve never seen before (though unfortunately usually after they are...
July 29, 2019
Times are tough for field stations and ours in the Peruvian Amazon is no exception. Not too long ago, ecologists flocked to Cocha Cashu, undaunted by its remoteness and eager to study “nature as it...
July 29, 2019
Dinner is finished and I rattle off a couple of emails in the office before it's time to head down the path to my tent. I am not just anyplace. I’m at Cocha Cashu Biological Station in the Peruvian Amazon...
July 25, 2019
I’m here visiting the giant otter conservation project led by postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Adi Barocas. We have set out to understand how human uses of oxbow lakes that these otters call home...

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