Teaming up for Drought Response As Californians work to address the increasing threat of severe drought as part of climate change, Point Blue is playing a critical role in making sure that waterbirds have a voice at the table. Over the last three months, and continuing into this winter, Point Blue, in partnership with The
Science Categories: Training the Next Generation
Science News: More drones for science? Yes!
Science Drones from Antarctica to CA Drones are fast becoming an important conservation tool. At Point Blue, we began using them to survey a colony of half a million penguins in Antarctica that we’ve been monitoring on foot since the early 1970s. That study is still active and proving to be successful in bringing a
The Perfect Penguin Survey
By Parker Levinson, 2019-2020 Antarctica Program Intern A couple weeks after accepting an internship offer from Point Blue to study Adélie Penguins in Antarctica, I got a call: we’ll be flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) otherwise known as drones. You’ll need to get a license through the Federal Aviation Association (FAA). How would learning to
Help Shape Climate Stewards Curriculum
The University of California, California Naturalist Program Climate Stewards Initiative is developing a new certification course with an anticipated launch in 2021. This course will certify adults as UC Climate Stewards across California. The vision for the certification is to prepare Climate Stewards to communicate and engage in local, collective activities to advance community and
50 years on the Farallones–and still counting!
Exactly fifty years ago today Point Blue scientists officially began our research program on the Farallon Islands, 27 miles west of San Francisco. When our boat landed…
Hope, Science, and Passion: 2017 and 2018 highlights
What do 3,180 students, 102,181 acres of agricultural land, and over one billion scientific observation have in common? Read on to find out!
New Technology Uncovers New Connections for Conservation
The technology to track songbird migration is getting better all the time. We’re taking advantage of that here at Point Blue to make conservation even better. Read on to learn about some surprising results from a recent investigation.
Test Your Bird Knowledge
A look at the 2014 year of Point Blue’s 49-year bird-banding data set reveals some surprises!
What’s Lab Got to do With It?
An expanded view of science and scientists from a marine lab intern.
Up close and personal, A window on genetic variability in the Wrentit
A curious intern investigates the family tree of one long-lived songbird.
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