Autumn Iverson

Autumn Iverson

Wildilfe Ecologist

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Published on Mar 27, 2019

All tags deployed!

It was a busy winter getting all the tags out and with your generous donations and the money from National Geographic, I was able to deploy 35 tags!! 17 of these were deployed at the coastal Califo...

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Published on Jan 16, 2019

Follow Project Updates on Instagram

Hi there! I have created a new Instagram account where I will post pictures and project updates. If you have Instagram, follow me at @autumn_ecology! I will also continue to post some updates here ...

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Published on Dec 01, 2018

Zonotrichia, Zonotrichia, Zonotrichia!

Zonotrichia, Zonotrichia, Zonotrichia! I am used to seeing Golden-crowned sparrows and White-crowned sparrows at my field sites this time of year - both in the genus Zonotrichia. Recently though, ...

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Published on Nov 01, 2018

My first banding recapture!

I just wanted to write a super quick note to let you all know something encouraging for the project. I've been getting things ready for banding at the inland location (still have to make some cages...

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Published on Oct 03, 2018

Stretch goal added - 7 hours left!

My last lab note talked about how stable isotope analyses can help with understanding migratory connectivity for a larger sample of individuals. I added a stretch goal of another $1000 to cover cos...

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Published on Oct 01, 2018

Using stable isotopes to learn even more

There are only two days remaining in the campaign! I know I've said it before, but thank you AGAIN to all the people that donated! Before the campaign ends, I wanted to share with you one other way...

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Published on Sep 26, 2018

We reached the goal - next steps! (and a beautiful painting)

Thank you to all of the 59 backers that helped make this project happen!! Reaching 100% funding is amazing and I'm so excited to get the birds tagged this winter! I can't wait to share the results ...

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Published on Sep 19, 2018

Sparrow whistles and distinct dialects

Most birds make sounds, whether a barking call or a melodious song. However, not all birds learn these sounds through acoustic experience. Golden-crowned Sparrows are oscine passerine birds, one of...

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Published on Sep 15, 2018

Banding birds and reaching 50% funding!

Yesterday was a great day for this project! I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has contributed so far - we made 50%!! Half-way there and 18 days to go! It's amazing and I hope this pro...

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Hi David! That's a great question! We will be capturing and re-capturing the GCSPs at two sites in CA: one in the central valley and one on the coast. Previous work with this species in these areas has shown quite a high recapture rate (~30-60%). This is one reason we chose this species and these sites! Another way to make sure we get birds that are more likely to return is waiting until January to tag, when birds that are just passing through have already left and those that are resident for the winter in those spots remain. Thanks for the wishes of luck - I think it's going to be fun!
Oct 01, 2018
Discovering detailed migration paths for songbirds to inform conservation
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Yay!! and thank you!!
Sep 26, 2018
Discovering detailed migration paths for songbirds to inform conservation
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Thanks!!
Sep 26, 2018
Discovering detailed migration paths for songbirds to inform conservation
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Thank you!!
Sep 26, 2018
Discovering detailed migration paths for songbirds to inform conservation
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Thank you!!
Sep 26, 2018
Discovering detailed migration paths for songbirds to inform conservation
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Thank you!
Sep 23, 2018
Discovering detailed migration paths for songbirds to inform conservation
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It IS amazing, isn't it?! I've been wanting to track migrating songbirds for a long time and I'm so excited that this technology is now available and I get to use it. It's also amazing that the birds come back to the same spots so I can catch them again! Yeah, it's all pretty cool! :)
Sep 23, 2018
Discovering detailed migration paths for songbirds to inform conservation
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Thank you so much Katie!! I agree about their song - haunting and beautiful is exactly how I would describe it. Your time in Alaska sounds amazing! Thank you so much for donating, posting on facebook and for letting me know that it's been posted to the Aves listserve! I really, really appreciate it! :)
Sep 17, 2018
Discovering detailed migration paths for songbirds to inform conservation
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