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Field Expeditions

All photos by B. Milá

 

NEW! Check out the blog from our last sampling trip in the USA here: http://viajesdeinvestigacion.wordpress.com/category/norteamerica/

 

Mexico

Guadalupe Island landscapes and local species Guadalupe junco (Junco insularis), house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus), and Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna). April-May 2011.

 

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Landscapes of Guadalupe Island, Guadalupe sea lion pups, and Laysan albatross. April-May 2011.

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2010 expedition to Guadalupe Island with Ellen Ketterson, Jonathan Atwell, Steve Burns, Christie Burns, Marlenne Rodríguez y Julio Hernández. Mid June 2010.

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Pau Aleixandre, Julio Hernández Montoya and Jatziri Calderón by one of the few old Monterrey pines left on Guadalupe Island.

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Sierra de la Laguna (Baja California), Mexico, in May 2011. Baird's junco (Junco bairdi), male American robin (Turdus migratorius), male and female Xantus' hummingbird (Hylocharis xantusii), and common bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus).

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Field crew at Sierra de la Laguna, May 2011. Included (roughly from left to right) are Jonathan Atwell, Steve Burns, Eric Snajder, Borja Milá, John McCormack, Pau Aleixandre, Ricardo Rodriguez Estrella, and Cristina Rubio.

 

Guatemala

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Cordillera de los Cuchumatanes, Guatemala, with two local endemics: Goldman's warbler (Setophaga coronata goldmani) and Guatemalan junco (Junco phaeonotus alticola). May 2010.

 

Ecuador and French Guiana, South America

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Forest shots at Nouragues Reserve in French Guiana (2007-2009). Dwarf on lower right is Christophe Thébaud. Upper right: mistnetting in Mindo, Ecuador, with Marcelo Tovar and Suzanne Tomassi (2004).

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Photos of birds in the hand, mistnetted in Ecuador and French Guiana.

To see photos of most bird species mistnetted during field work in French Guiana visit the galleries posted on the Nouragues Reserve web page by clicking here.

 

Mascarene Islands (Reunion and Mauritius), South Indian Ocean

Click here to watch a video about the project!

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Landscapes in Reunion Island, and three morphs of Zosterops borbonicus (gray, brown and grey-headed).

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At the Fournaise Volcano in December 2011. Left to right: Christophe Thébaud, Borja Milá, Joris Bertrand, Boris Delahaie

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23 Zosterops mauritianus in a single net! Belombre, Mauritius Island, April 2007, with Ben Warren.

 

Visit our Zoboscience website to learn more: https://sites.google.com/site/zoboscience/

Visita nuestra web Zoboscience para más información: https://sites.google.com/site/zoboscience/

 

North America: Evolution in the genus Junco

NEW! Check out the blog from our last sampling trip in the USA here: http://viajesdeinvestigacion.wordpress.com/category/norteamerica/

 

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Mammoth Lakes, eastern Sierra Nevada, California, May 2012.

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Field trip to the Sierra Nevada of California in May 2012. Left to right: John Klicka, Fiona, John McCormack, Whitney Tsai, Pau Aleixandre, Borja Milá

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Spring Mountains, near Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2012.

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Whitney Tsai and Pau Aleixandre in Death Valley, California.

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Whitney Tsai by a giant bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California, May 2012.

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BM, Whitney and Pau by a bristlecone pine, White Mountains, California.

 

And finally, I have now managed to mistnet and photograph in the hand all the different juncos (genus Junco) in North America, so here are some portraits of the main ones! (by the way, the taxonomy on these is still iffy...). We are now working on understanding the evolution of this fascinating radiation using genetics, morphology and plumage color... new results coming soon.

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