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2009 Field Notes

Preparing for the 2009 Field Season, posted June 1, 2009
Getting Ready for Living on the Edge, posted June 10, 2009
On Cooper Island, posted July 7, 2009
The Unpredictability of Ice, posted July 8, 2009
A Little History, posted July 9, 2009
Married to the Arctic, posted July 12, 2009
Footprints, posted July 19, 2009
True Love, posted July 22, 2009
Depending on the Wind and The Sun, posted July 25, 2009
Polar Bear Update, posted July 29, 2009
Pink Feces — A Sign of Climate Change Adaptation?, posted Aug. 2, 2009
Polar Bear Update II, posted Aug. 3, 2009
August Surprise, posted Aug. 6, 2009
The Edge of Civilization, posted Aug. 4, 2009
Driftwood: Sign of a Changing Arctic, posted Aug. 9, 2009
Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They’re Fledged, posted Aug.12,2009
Is it a Bird or a Bear?, posted Aug. 14, 2009
Back to Civilization, posted Aug. 22, 2009
It Takes a Colony to Raise One Young, posted Aug. 28, 2009

2010 Field Notes

April in Barrow – making sure the cabin (and the Arctic) survived the winter, posted May 4, 2010
A Slow Start, posted June 22, 2010
Birds, Bears and the BBC, posted July 8, 2010
Waiting for the Puffins, posted July 12, 2010
Extraordinary Rain Delays Survey of Island, posted July 21, 2010
A Very Common Species Provides a Very Big Surprise, posted July 27, 2010
The Gulf Oil spill and Cooper Island seabirds – so far and yet so near, posted July 31, 2010
Survival in a New Arctic, posted August 18, 2010
Pelican Cases: Hope for Cooper Island’s Arctic Seabirds, posted September 7, 2010
Holiday Greetings from Friends of Cooper Island, posted December 28, 2010

2011 Field Notes

Getting ready for the season, posted April 23, 2011
Video: Forty years of work in five minutes, posted April 29, 2011
Sponsor a bear-proof nest site, posted April 30, 2011
The adventures begins, posted June 7, 2011
George and the guillemots get used to their new homes, posted June 17, 2011
Early arrival of the first black guillemot egg, posted June 25, 2011
Holiday greetings, posted July 4, 2011
Solitary scientist at the top of the world, posted July 6, 2011
Good (electric) fences make good neighbors, posted July 13, 2011
A visit to Cooper Island, posted August 1, 2011
Black guillemots show their individuality with reactions to new nest boxes, posted August 3, 2011
In the beginning, posted August 17, 2011
Exit, pursued by a bear, posted October 16, 2011
Shedding some daylight on the winter range of black guillemots, posted November 8,2011

2012 Field Notes

Special delivery for the birds, posted May 7, 2012
Arctic Ocean Ecosystem Workshop: Inspiration and the midnight sun , posted May 22, 2012
Learning to speak bird, posted June 10, 2012
Black Guillemots mingle before getting down to business, posted July 16, 2012
Guillemots Go to the End of the Earth in Pursuit of Retreating Sea Ice, posted October 30, 2012

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