Burke Museum

I have participated in four ornithology collecting trips for the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

In the spring of 2012, we collected throughout Nevada.

Preparing specimens in the great outdoors.

Preparing specimens in the great outdoors. Modoc County, Nevada. (Photo taken by: Sharon Birks)

(Photo taken by: Sharon Birks)

In 2013, we travelled to the east slopes of the Cascades and the Sierras in Washington, Oregon, and California. The specimens we collected are being used by the Klicka Lab to study population genetics and phylogeography.

Preparing a bird for the collections. (Photo taken by TNL)

Preparing a bird for the collections. (Photo taken by TNL)

 

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Eastern Washington was the sampling locality for the 2014 trip. I got to bring along my new puppy, Stringer. He turned out to be a little gun-shy but that didn’t prevent him from loving every second in camp.

Stringer talking some deep smells.

Most recently, Burke Ornithology collected in north western Idaho in  June 2015. Much of our sampling focused on the Golden-crowned Kinglet for one of the Klicka Lab graduate students.