About Anna

Anna is a field biologist who has traveled all over the US working on different research projects. She has worked with Whooping Cranes, Northern Saw-whet Owls, Least Terns, Piping Plovers, Wilson's Snipe, Whimbrel, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, migrant eastern raptors, Crested Caracara, Long-billed Curlew, Florida Scrub-Jays and the southeastern subspecies of American Kestrels.

Posts by Anna:

Black-collared Hawk - adult; Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize

Belize Raptor Spotlight: Black-collared Hawk

Last year at this time, I spent two months in Belize helping to count raptors at the Cattle Landing Hawk Watch site in Punta Gorda, Belize, for Belize Raptor Research…

In the eyrie of the Carrington chicks

Santa Rosa Island Raptor banding 2015

I’ve been working on Santa Rosa Island for the Institute for Wildlife Studies for nearly four months now, monitoring Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagle nests. This week was banding week on…

Common goldfields (Lasthenia gracilis) are still abundant
Common Raven searching for grubs at housing

Santa Rosa Tour 3 Update: Part One, March 11-13

We arrived for our third tour on Santa Rosa on March 10 (I am currently working for Institute for Wildlife Studies monitoring Peregrine Falcons and Bald Eagles on Santa Rosa…

Elephant Seal basking in the sun on Santa Rosa Island

Santa Rosa Tour 2 Update: Part Two, February 27 – March 3

Weather can be extremely variable on the Channel Islands, as we found out during the second half of our second tour on Santa Rosa working for Institute for Wildlife Studies….

A young Baird's Tapir, Golden Stream Corridor Preserve, Belize; photo by Victor Bonilla

Belize Mammal Spotlight: Baird’s Tapir

Last fall, I had the opportunity to travel to Belize to participate in the Belize Raptor Research Institute Cattle Landing Hawk Watch. Through this experience, I met count leader Victor Bonilla,…

Peregrine Falcon - female

Santa Rosa Island, Tour 2 Update: Part 1, February 24-26

After arriving on Santa Rosa Island Tuesday afternoon for our second tour with Institute for Wildlife Studies monitoring Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon populations, Sarah and I checked on the…

Allen's Hummingbird - male

Santa Rosa Island: Tour 1 Update

It’s been a busy month as I said goodbye to my work with Florida Scrub-Jays in Ocala National Forest and took a new position in California. I now work for…

112214 owler Monkey 10

BRRI Hawkwatch: November 22, 2014

Migration seems to be slowing down at the BRRI Cattle Landing Hawkwatch run by Belize Raptor Research Institute, but we still managed to get a few good migrants today. We counted a…

Groove-billed Anis think that if they don't move, you can't see them.

Belize Birding: Groove-billed Ani

Groove-billed Anis are fairly common in Cattle Landing, Belize. I see them nearly every day at our count site, and birding along forest edges, roads, and fields in the morning…

Laughing Falcon

BRRI Hawkwatch: November 20, 2014…rained out!

Today we were rained out at the BRRI Cattle Landing Hawkwatch (run by Belize Raptor Research Institute). However, rain is not a day-killer here, at least for me; it just…

The count-ending storm approaching...

BRRI Hawkwatch: November 18, 2014

Today was another tough day for migrant Hook-billed Kites at the Cattle Landing Hawkwatch, north of Punta Gorda, Belize (run by Belize Raptor Research Institute). Twenty-eight Hook-billed Kites made the…