Field Work Nostalgia

Field Work Nostalgia

It has now been just over a month since the Swallow team wrapped up the field season in Sackville, NS and returned to Halifax, NS. Since then, we have been busy looking at all of the data collected over the last three years of the project, to piece together what is...

A Day in the Field

My name is Ty Bryant, and I am currently studying in my 4th year at Dalhousie University. Starting late May, I have had the special privilege of being a field technician on the swallow team.  Coming into this summer position I was thrilled to take part in a...
Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

No field season would be complete without stories of bizarre experiences in the field. Working in the outdoors, with animals, you can never really know what to expect. We have been caught in sudden rain storms while checking on bank swallow colonies, and found...
The early bird gets the box!

The early bird gets the box!

Every year, we head up to our field sites a few weeks before we start field work full time. These checks are used to set up and make any repairs to the Tree Swallow nest boxes before the birds start nesting. The tree swallows are the first species to make it back to...