Jessie Williamson is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of New Mexico and Museum of Southwestern Biology. She studies evolution of Andean birds and migration of the world’s largest hummingbird, the Giant Hummingbird.
Over the past two decades, eBird has become the go-to online platform for scientists and hobbyists alike to upload and share bird observations. But it has also transformed the process and etiquette of birding.
The true story of a flytier who stole hundreds of bird specimens hits hard when you rely on those specimens to do critical research