Sarah Rackowski

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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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Published on Aug 25, 2019

Florida is gonna be Florida (anecdotes from key west)

Im back from key West, and boy was it a wild ride!it started with me, waiting for a phone call in a hotel. because in Florida, rock pigeons are given the ominous categorization of "class one invasi...

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Published on Aug 19, 2019

The Carolinas, Better than expected!

The first leg of my collecting trip down south began in Raleigh North Carolina at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.the collections of the NCMS where different from those I have seen be...

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Published on Aug 09, 2019

That was ummm interesting..... Castle Island Boston trip report

Hi everyone!I'm back from my 3rd collection site, it was a bit of a wild ride. For a bit of context, Castle Island is a small park in South Boston. The centerpiece of this park is the castle-like F...

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Published on Aug 01, 2019

That's a lot of bones! collecting data at the American museum of natural history (AMNH)

hey experimenters!After my my little trip to costa rica, it was time for me to get back to business. About a month ago, I made arrangements with a collection manger at the American Museum of Natura...

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Published on Jul 16, 2019

A re-draw of the coast and an un-expected opportunity, Ithaca NY

Hey experimenters! so fun fact, (I thought) I would be taking a bit of a pause in research to go to a conference at Cornell university and take a trip to costa rica with the National Audubon Societ...

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Published on Jul 02, 2019

Birdwalk Empire*, resource partitioning on the Jersey shore

The famed wildwood boardwalk is just a few miles from my Rio Grande NJ pigeon collection site. over my session, I made three trips to the boardwalk to photograph pigeons. However, pigeons where by ...

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Published on Jul 01, 2019

Trip Report, Rio Grande NJ and the Academy of Natural Sciences

last weekend we visited field site two, an un-assuming residential looking suburban building on the Jersey shore. this building is home to cellular tracking technologies(CTT), a small company that ...

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Published on Jun 25, 2019

The pigeon-personalities of Freeport wild bird supply

with my last lab note ending on a bit of a downer, I thought it would be fun to delve into some of the more interesting observations made at my first trapping site. While this study focuses on ove...

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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
How have pigeons in eastern North America evolved?
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