Monday, March 16, 2009

Tiffany Beachy -- Welcome Home

Sunday March 15, 2009 --- Picture, plowing a field
In case you didn't already know, I was just in South America for about 4.5 months - got back a little over two weeks ago. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and I definitely learned and saw a TON. I studied Cerulean Warblers (and other migrants) on their wintering grounds in the Andes of Venezuela for about 2.5 months with my friend Felicity from OSU, and we had a blast.
Right now I'm working on a publication from my Master's research (using data from all the states who are participating in our timber management experiment). This summer, I'll be working in Missouri for the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP), teaching people how to band birds and running six banding stations (MAPS), and also floating down rivers on a kayak looking for Cerulean Warblers and their nests...I just can't get away from those guys!