Valerie Bourdeau

Valerie Bourdeau

Field Technician


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Published on Jan 01, 2019

Monomoy Bird Observatory 2018 Report

2018 was a slow but exciting fall on Monomoy. Get the full report!Since the season ended on Monomoy on October 29, we've been hard at work compiling and analyzing all the data on the birds we encou...

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Published on Sep 17, 2018

Switch Over Day

Follow us in the field and online!Today our teams are switching places, with James and Val returning to Monomoy and Frankie and Mikayla headed to Wellfleet Bay. Birds are also on the move, as we en...

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Published on Aug 16, 2018

Fall Banding Has Begun

Check out our first captures!While there's still a couple days left to contribute to our funding campaign, the birds won't wait to migrate! So on August 14, we landed on Monomoy to begin our 2018 f...

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Published on Aug 08, 2018

Bird Nerds of Monomoy

Meet the TeamJames Junda - DirectorJames grew up spending his summers on Cape Cod, where he developed the love for nature that would guide his life. Graduating from Oregon State University with a B...

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Published on Aug 03, 2018

Brought to You By...

Brought to You By...Thanks to all our partners!Monomoy National Wildlife RefugeIt's not just the place where we work, it's also the people who work hardest to preserve it. Matt Hillman and Kate Iaq...

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Published on Jul 30, 2018

How-to Make Bird Bags

And other ways to support us for freeFirst, we want to send a thousand thanks to our amazing backers 💸 We are well on our way to reach our goal, even closer as a few partners have pledged offline. ...

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Published on Jul 23, 2018

Living at the Lighthouse

An inside look at a unique field site.Monomoy Point Light was first built in 1823; the current tower, one of the earliest cast-iron lighthouses in America, was erected in 1849. It operated for exac...

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Published on Jul 18, 2018

Why All Banding Stations Should Also Do Visual Census

It's not just about your eBird ranking! To complement the data obtained through banding, Monomoy Bird Observatory adds daily standardized visual counts meant to capture the birds that fly through M...

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Published on Jul 10, 2018

2017 Fall Banding Highlights

2017 was our fifth Fall banding season on Monomoy, but our first since going on hiatus in 2014. Much had changed on the island, especially the newly renovated lighthouse keepers' house. What remain...

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It really is! World-class birding in a breathtaking location 🐦