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.
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.
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.
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.