I originally prepared this conversation to air June 19th, and posted it to my website then. I later learned that it did not make it to air due to a technical mix up. I recorded a new intro and outro for this week’s show, but the conversation is the same as the June 19th posting.
The July 17th show featured a conversation with Andrea Mott, wildlife biologist with the USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Andrea is the researcher responsible for a the geolocator collar worn by a ‘Tule’ Greater White-fronted Goose that showed up in Sitka this spring.
We spoke about the yearly and life cycles of the geese she studies, some of which pass through (or over) Sitka and Southeast Alaska each spring and fall.
For more on the research program you can check out Goose Population Dynamics in the California Central Valley and Pacific Flyway.
An article on the effects of smoke on the migration of Tule Geese in 2019 and 2020.
If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment here or on the page I’ve set up for that purpose.