Field season is about the start again, and I am happy to report that I have another gig. I will be looking for Black-Backed Woodpeckers (BBWO) in the Sierra Nevada, California. It be a week here and there during June and July. We will be gathering pilot data for the Forest Service to develop a Sierra-wide BBWO monitoring project. I am again working with the fine folks at IBP, and we will be covering the Sierras from near the Oregon border down to Lake Isabella. It should be lots of fun and educational.
First things first, though - a week spent in Yosemite, helping IBP set up bird banding nets for MAPS. Stay tuned for reports, starting May 25th or so.