The Isles of Shoals are an ideal place to immerse students in learning and research focused on birds. For the past decade, Dr. David Bonter has taught Field Ornithology on this craggy archipelago in the Gulf of Maine, mentoring Cornell undergraduate students studying the eiders, swallows, gulls and warblers that invade the islands during the breeding season. In this Monday Night Seminar, Dr. Bonter virtually transports us to Appledore Island and recounts some of the students’ discoveries, and the trials and tribulations of ornithological field work.

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