About Justine

Justine is currently a PhD student at SUNY ESF, studying wetland plant communities in central New York. In her previous life, she was a high school biology teacher and more recently, a research technician at Penn State. When she's not coming up with excuses to avoid early morning or cold weather birding, she enjoys reading, watching baseball, adventurous cooking, and being outside.

Posts by Justine:

American Woodcock on her nest.

Bird Surprises

Before moving to Syracuse and becoming a plant ecology graduate student, my field work was bird-based. I was a point-counter, transect-walker, and wife of the bird-obsessed. In fact, last summer’s…

Eastern Phoebe nest (photo from Wikipedia)
(photo credit BSBO)
Prothonotary Warbler - Magee Marsh, Ohio (Photo by Anna Fasoli)
Red Squirrel at the Duck Pond - I currently have seen Eastern Gray Squirrel, Fox Squirrel, Red Squirrel, and Southern Flying Squirrel so far this year. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
American Tree Sparrow
Mammals of NA cover