It's the Galápagos Islands. Does anything else need to be said?
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Part of the project is to look at assortative mating, where finches mate
with other finches that have beaks that are similar in shape to theirs.
There are two ways to do this. One is to band as many birds as
possible, and then do focal observations on nests you find and figured
out which finches are paired. The other way is to find a nest, and then
try to sample the birds you find at the nest. Due to lack of time, we're
going with the second method for now. The coolest thing about this is
finding nestlings in the bird nests!