Aug 05

From the Field

Millerbird Molt Malaise

July 15—28, 2013 Michelle Wilcox The adult Millerbirds on our little Pacific island are molting, relaxing, and enjoying some much-needed rest after a long and productive breeding season. We are eagerly awaiting the first sign of nest-building that will mark the start of the next wave of reproduction. Now that… Read more >>

Jun 20

From the Field

Spying on the Birds

June 3 – 16, 2013 Megan Dalton After Millerbird pairs have fledged their chicks and are through using their nests, we often will find nests on the ground in pieces as if something has torn them apart. Millerbirds have been known to “cannibalize” their old nests and reuse the nesting… Read more >>

May 28

From the Field

As Busy as a Millerbird

May 6-19, 2013 Megan Dalton The past two weeks have been quite productive, both for the Millerbirds and for us in the field. We are currently following 23 pairs engaging in breeding behavior, which means Michelle and I are busy trying to keep up with all the activity. This is… Read more >>

Apr 12

From the Field

Return to Laysan

8 April 2013 Michelle Wilcox Editor’s Note: This post resumes our series with scientists on Hawai’i’s Laysan Island in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, where they are following up on a multiyear effort to establish a population of the critically endangered Millerbird. Two translocations of Millerbirds from Nihoa Island to… Read more >>