Taza Schaming, a Cornell graduate student, explains the tools she uses to track individual birds in her study of the impact of climate change on Clark’s Nutcrackers. After she has banded and placed radio tags on individual nutcrackers using hand sewn Teflon backpack straps, she uses a radio antenna to track them and keep tabs on their social lives and foraging behavior. Without these tools, she would not be able to be so nosy.

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