Natalia Piland

Natalia Piland

University of Chicago, Field Museum, Limanatural

PhD Candidate


Haven't backed any projects yet! 

Published on Sep 21, 2020

Dissertation Invite

I am writing this lab note to invite you, donors, to my dissertation defense on October 15th, 2020, at 10 AM central. The talk is titled "People, Cities, and Birds in Latin America" ...

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Published on May 07, 2017

Financial Update - 5/7

The field season is over! We got back from Huacho yesterday and now everyone's back home. Soon, I'll update on what Huacho was like and the next post after that will be results - although that post...

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Published on Mar 25, 2017

How to Study Birds in Lima

Para la version de este post en español, visita Limanatural. 1.     Plan to spend ample time in the car. In other words, you will be a radio expert: Radio Mágica, Radio Oasis, and...

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Published on Feb 26, 2017

Financial Update - 2/26

Hi Backers: I promised a financial update when I went to Lima, and here is what I owe you. I wanted to let you all know of two very exciting updates that happened after an AMAZING crowdsourcing wi...

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Published on Feb 10, 2017


This last week was spent in Nauta, where we sampled both the city and the surrounding rural area. Nauta, while an older city than Iquitos, is much smaller, with a metropolitan area of ~509 ha and a...

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Published on Jan 25, 2017

Iquitos, city and birds / Iquitos, ciudad y aves

We are approaching the end of the Iquitos portion of the field season. Soon, we’ll head off to Nauta to assess community diversity in that smaller city and its gradient, and then to Nina Rumi to as...

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Published on Jan 16, 2017

Letter to my backers / Carta a mis donantes

Hi everyone, I just want to thank you all for funding my project. I am so lucky to have the kind of support in my life that awards me 101% funded 10 days after launch. This is a great opportunity ...

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Can't reveal too much until the data analysis is done! But I was definitely surprised that there were parts of the city that we didn't register any vultures.
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When I get home I'll try to scrounge up some and post them :)
you should see my early bird drawings, they are SO bad