Of Islands and Undergrads: A decade of bird study in the Isles of Shoals [video]

February 10, 2017
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The Isles of Shoals are an ideal place to immerse students in learning and research focused on birds. For the past decade, Dr. David Bonter has taught Field Ornithology on this craggy archipelago in the Gulf of Maine, mentoring Cornell undergraduate students studying the eiders, swallows, gulls and warblers that invade the islands during the breeding season. In this Monday Night Seminar, Dr. Bonter virtually transports us to Appledore Island and recounts some of the students’ discoveries, and the trials and tribulations of ornithological field work.

The talk took place on February 6, 2017. It is part of the Cornell Lab’s long-running Monday Night Seminar series, a tradition established decades ago by Lab founder Dr. Arthur Allen. If you enjoyed this seminar, check this page for our list of future speakers—we’ll note which upcoming talks will be livestreamed—or come visit us in person!

See our index of archived livestreamed seminars to enjoy more talks from the Cornell Lab.