Sarah Rackowski

Sarah Rackowski

living on a tiny wet rock in the vastness of the universe.

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Published on Mar 22, 2020

Nests, parasites and quarantine, a march update

wow... ok.... I haven't posted a lab note in forever.... and I HAVE been doing stuff, but as a quick warning, those who would rather not look at parasite pics should probably avoid this report.befo...

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Published on Jan 26, 2020

Variation in wild pigeons and fun with dead things.

Hi everyone! it's been a while since I posted a lab note. This is mostly due to the fact that I've been working with have been dead, either at a world-class bird hospital in Maine (named avian have...

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Published on Dec 08, 2019

My favorite pigeons, a little lab note because I like pigeons.

Field season will be over for a while, and because my lab notes have been ending on mild to moderate downers, I thought I would make a nice, happier one. I have decided to do a review of some of my...

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Published on Dec 01, 2019

The (not so epic) return to castle island.

Note, please read the prequel to this lab note below before this one for maximum enjoyment of this note:https://experiment.com/u/zefUBAYou may proceed with reading this post:15 hoofprints frozen in...

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Published on Nov 10, 2019

NELSOOOOOOON (labnote sidenote)

if you have read my last lab note ( farm fun time part 1, Arundel MD) you read about how I'm trying not to anthropomorphize or get attached to pigeons too much. However, I completely failed at this...

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Published on Nov 09, 2019

Farm fun time part 1, Arundel MD

back to the field! after months of waiting for permits, one failed attempt and about a bajillion emails, it was time to head off to my Maryland collecting site. Kinder Farm park was the site in que...

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Published on Sep 26, 2019

2020 collection plans

My return to research class at good o'l PHS has greeted me with piles of self-imposed paperwork, permits upon ethics forms upon "Imnotsureexactlywhatthisisorwhatimsupposedtodowithit" forms.However...

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Published on Aug 26, 2019

The mutants of key west

The wild flocks of rock pigeons on key west might look like any other at first sight. however, I was able to find 4 unique mutations among the flock I studied that could be found no where else in m...

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for the 30th, I will be most likely be trapping until around 12:00 on castle island, and will most likely be in the parking lot (pigeons love asphalt) but we may move, if you want to meet up with me, just let me know what time :)
Nov 29, 2019
How have pigeons in eastern North America evolved?
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My dad and I will be at Castle island state park pigeon trapping that day.
Nov 28, 2019
How have pigeons in eastern North America evolved?
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Hey! we will be heading to our Boston collection site and trapping from the 28-30, I know those are difficult dates to get... anywhere but I thought I would let you know just in case :)
Nov 27, 2019
How have pigeons in eastern North America evolved?
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hi! I will be collecting in Boston from august 7th through 9th at south boston beach or castle island I will let you know more info as the dates gets closer.
Aug 01, 2019
How have pigeons in eastern North America evolved?
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unfortunately, I have not gotten any offers to lecture yet, but if you would like to meet up with me I am happy to let you know when I will be collecting in the Boston area. I would be happy to lecture you personally ;)
Jun 06, 2019
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