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.

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Southeastern American Kestrel chick - female; not quite ready to take the leap of faith

Florida Field Season Highlights

I’ve been in Florida for just about six months once again working for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and this is the first time I have ever spent an entire…

Call for help for a fellow field biologist/birder

One of the many things I love about birding is the small community atmosphere and willingness of others to help in times of need. Even when a complete stranger is…

These kestrel chicks are just one day old; as you can see, breaking out of an egg is hard work, and makes you sleepy.

American Kestrel Partnership Kestrel Camera: A Struggle to Survive

The American Kestrel Partnership was created by The Peregrine Fund to gather data about the very alarming decline of American Kestrels in North America. Long term data from breeding bird survey…

Gulf Fritillary

Florida Bike-birding: Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area

Today I got the bright idea to take a mid-morning bike ride. I’ve been wanting to check out a big wetland complex that I have been eyeing on google earth….

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  (Anna Fasoli)

Florida Kayak Birding: Black-bellied Whistling Duck

I’m not sure if it is just me, but I think the weather has been amazing in Florida this summer.  We have only had a few days of unbearable heat,…

Prothonotary Warbler - male; investigating pink kayak situation

Florida Kayak Birding: Prothonotary Warbler

My field season has slowed down a little bit, so I have had some time lately to kayak some of the local lakes. Kayaking is a great way to beat…

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An evening in Ocala National Forest: Common Nighthawk flight display

Yesterday, as part of my work with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, I spent part of the day mapping territories of Florida Scrub-Jays in Ocala National Forest. I spent…

These four chicks are over 13 days old. Their primaries and tail feathers are "pinning" out of their feather sheaths. At this stage, chicks go from being adorable to being little monsters (see next photo).

Southeastern American Kestrel Monitoring…take two!

After a year and a half of environmental consulting on wind projects in Pennsylvania, I have jumped back into the wonderful world of ornithological field work. This time I won’t…

Prothonotary Warbler - Magee Marsh, Ohio (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Beat the winter doldrums by registering for The Biggest Week!

It is that dreadful time of year again when the winter doldrums have set in. You can’t remember the last time you saw the sun, your chaco foot tan in…

Horned Grebe after being released from rehab after it crashed onto frozen ground in central PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Lake Freeze-out, Grebe Fall-out

Almost every winter portions of the Great Lakes freeze up for the winter. This winter the Northeast already has two episodes of a ‘polar vortex’ under its belt, and a…

Austrailian White Pelican attempting to eat cat? I think we all know how this will end....

An indoor cat is a happy cat

As an avid birder, I will say that there is nothing that induces more rage in me than seeing a domestic cat stalking a native bird. I observe outdoor domestic…

Northern Goshawk -juvenile (photo by Anna Fasoli)

Northern Goshawk at Hawk Ridge

Earlier this month, I traveled to Duluth, Minnesota to bird with Naturally Avian‘s Erik Bruhnke. The timing of my trip was key, and I wanted to visit the well-known hawk…

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