The Yosemite Conservancy blog. An insider's look at what's happening in the park — and how our donors are making a difference.

Field Notes

The Yosemite Conservancy blog.
An insider's look at what's happening in the park — and how our donors are making a difference.

Yosemite Conservancy Field Notes

A rufous hummingbird captured at a Yosemite bird-banding station.

We're taking a quick trip back in time to late June and July, when snow was finally melting out of high-elevation meadows and the Yosemite bird-research team completed four more sessions of data collection for the 2019 season.

A researcher holds a hermit thrush, one of the birds scientists are studying in Yosemite through a long-running songbird banding program.

Head up to Yosemite's meadows for another round of updates from 2019 songbird science volunteer Chris Singfield, who enjoyed encounters with avian and human visitors alike and helped set up a sixth study site for the season.

A bushtit nest in a shrub near Big Meadow, spotted (and photographed) by 2019 Yosemite songbird science volunteer Chris Singfield.

2019 songbird science volunteer Chris Singfield shares sights and sounds from another 10-day spring period of studying the Sierra's avian life.

Looking across Middle Gaylor Lake in Yosemite's high country. Photo: Keith Walklet

Take a quick tour of some of the high country lakes where donors' gifts have helped restore trails and habitat.