About Me

I am a writer, a field biologist, an environmental educator, and someone who spends a great deal of time thinking about birds. I prefer to be outside as much as possible, because that’s where there are rocks to climb and birds to see.

Lately this albatross has set up a home territory in Missoula, Montana, and I work with the RTC:Rural, a Research and Training Center housed at the University of Montana. Knowledge Translation Associate makes me sound very official. I’m fairly certain I’m the only person who works there who has held a pileated woodpecker.


How To Capture and Band a Mourning Dove

Banding mourning doves in South Carolina


“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”

— Anatole France


Find me elsewhere on the internet: 

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9 thoughts on “About Me

    • Thanks! I like your blog too, what a cute idea. I look forward to following Kongo’s exploits.
      And I never leave home without binocs and a field guide, I feel naked without them 🙂
      Safe travels to you as well!

  1. Hi Lauren, I found your youtube video of black skimmers feeding at Merritt island and it is great. Can you give me any clues about the beautiful piece of music you used in the video? Thanks so much – I need more of that! Lynn

  2. Hi Lynn,

    Sorry not to get back to you sooner, I had to unexpectedly travel out of state. I’ve been meaning to respond for quite some time now. The song is called Limerock, from the album Appalachian Journey by Yo-Yo Ma, Mark O’Connor, and Edgar Meyer (2000).

    I’m so glad you liked my video! Thanks!

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