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Margaret DiBenedetto

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Published on Feb 10, 2015

The Wrap-Up

The finca worker, Jijo, accompanies us for two days, leading us along the mountain stream and then up the steep slopes, instinctively knowing when to stop and let us catch our collective breath, an...

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Published on Jan 21, 2015

Expedition of Ornithologists

The field work: finished. Data: gathered. Statistics: still being compiled.The exemplary team has deemed the expedition successful. With positive reviews all around, we were able to complete the...

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Published on Jan 14, 2015

Presence of Absence does not Indicate Absence of Presence

Various vehicular and hotel absurdities have not kept us from the mission at hand: to inventory to the best of our abilities the avian and other diversity of this 1,000 acre plantation, which by th...

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Published on Nov 13, 2014

Moving Forward

This week I had a productive meeting at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies to discuss our project.  Dr. John Lloyd was very helpful in suggesting sampling survey and inventory methods that will best...

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Published on Oct 25, 2014

Other Birds

While we're waiting to go to the DR, other bird projects fill the gap.  The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is in the midst of the annual autumnal HawkCount.  Everyday for months, a master birder g...

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Published on Oct 19, 2014

THANK YOU

A big THANK YOU to all of my backers!! We did it. We have enough to fund the ground expenses for this project.  I will spend the next two months preparing a list of the supplies we need, gathering ...

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Published on Sep 24, 2014

Why 300 Acres is a Big Deal

In most places, 300 acresprobably isn’t a big deal. Where I live in the northeastern US, a 300-acre tract of protected forest is common.  Lessthan a drop in a really big bucket. There are islands i...

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Published on Sep 08, 2014

Bicknell's Thrush.... or Not??

Of extreme interest in the birding community is the possibility that our project area may be of importance for Bicknell's Thrush.  Chris Rimmer of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies says it is entir...

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Published on Aug 27, 2014

Migration of the Ornithologists

We have had some good reception from Dominican ornithologists; 2 have come on board with more on the way.  Our experts from the US are also rallying and before long the list should be complete!Othe...

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Thanks Tom. Right back at you.
Oct 18, 2014
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Oh sorry Gerrard! I meant to spell it right!
Oct 18, 2014
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Thanks Gerald! We fully intend to enjoy the experience while we're conducting the study, and we'll send lab notes that I hope will depict both the work and the excitement.
Oct 17, 2014
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Well Melinda it looks like it will be a go, thanks to the support from you and all the other backers! Can't wait to get started!
Oct 16, 2014
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Thank you so much Cindy! Glad to have you aboard & will keep you posted!
Oct 16, 2014
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Innes - the birds and I love you back. A whole lot. Thank you so much!
Oct 15, 2014
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Innes - the birds and I love you back. A whole lot. Thank you so much!
Oct 15, 2014
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Anne, Thank you so much for your donation and your support of the project. It is encouraging!
Oct 11, 2014
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Good luck with your project! You're sooo close to the goal! -Peg
Sep 03, 2014
How can prey kill predators?
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How to add an element of fun to a science project! For such a good cause. Good luck! -Peg
Sep 03, 2014
Using turtle dogs to study wildlife diseases
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Hey Wanda - good luck! Sounds like a great project!
Aug 27, 2014
Do humans and noise pollution impact the way birds sing?
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Thank you Marc! For the vote of confidence and the donation!! Yer awesome!
Aug 26, 2014
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