Thursday, February 25, 2010

Article in Mexican journal finally published!

Not to try to compete with Laurel and her running in circles for her part in Squidman (which is way cool!), I am pretty excited that an article I wrote in Spanish has finally been published! It is in the online, open source journal "Investigación ambiental - Ciencia y política pública", Vol. 1, No. 2. This is pretty likely the last thing I will ever get published, and I am glad that it is finally out. I wish I had started doing work like this earlier in my career, but at least I did it a little.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Italy trip target birds

Marianne and I are going to Italy to visit Quentin and travel together. So, I needed to figure out what might be a good target bird or two. Given that we'll be there in late March, it seemed best to stick with resident species, as migrants may not yet have arrived. So, here are my picks:

Common Kingfisher (which isn't all that common from what I gather) .and Eurasian Green Woodpecker . I am looking forward to time with Quentin, good red wine, a bit of history, some nice parks and hikes, and now, seeing one or both of my target birds!