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A female Oregon Junco at White Wolf. Photo: NPS/Christine Singfield.

In her final update from her season of volunteering with the Yosemite bird-banding crew, Chris Singfield recalls notable moments from the last 10-day data-collection session of 2019.

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.