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Original watercolor painting available for purchase – Short-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris)

by Bryce W. Robinson

I have made another original painting available for purchase – this 18×24″ watercolor painting of three Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris).

I painted this in 2018 for a paper I wrote, Unusual foraging observations associated with seabird die-offs in Alaska. Robinson et al. 2018 in Marine Ornithology. This painting also currently sits as the banner logo on the Ornithologi website.

If you love seabirds or shearwaters and are interested in this painting, you can purchase it in the shop.

Published in Western Birds: “Further Information on the Avifauna of St. Matthew and Hall Islands, Bering Sea, Alaska”

by Bryce W. Robinson

The feature article in the latest issue of Western Birds, “Further Information on the Avifauna of St. Matthew and Hall Islands, Bering Sea, Alaska” is an update to the bird list of the remote Bering Sea island group, St. Matthew and Hall Islands, written by myself and a great group of folks from USGS, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the University of Alaska Museum, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Even more, the cover for this issue features an ‘umbrina’ Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis umbrina) painted by myself, which might be the first time an illustration has been featured on the cover. It is certainly an honor.

To see the full list of notable findings during our month long stay on this incredible and remote Bering Sea island, click below and read the open access paper.

I also worked with my coauthors to publish a supplement that details a full, annotated bird list for our month long stay on the island. To see the full list of species we catalogued, click on the photo below.

Published in Ambio: Status and trends of circumpolar Peregrine Falcon and Gyrfalcon populations

by Bryce W. Robinson

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Image copyright Ambio 2019

 

I had the privilege of being included in a recent publication on the status and population trends of two Arctic breeding falcons, the Gyrfalcon and Peregrine Falcon. In this paper, we report population trends for 12 sites across the Arctic where monitoring programs have been in effect.

This work conducted by the Arctic Falcon Specialist Group is important since it combines the efforts of biologists worldwide to form an understanding of the status of the worlds Arctic breeding falcons. The take away is that for the most part, both species seem to be stable, and that continued monitoring is important because of their place as focal ecosystem components in the Arctic.