I missed posting this link earlier this summer but I encourage all of you to check it out. My good friend Dr. Nina Karnovski has conducted field research on Little Auks or Dovekies (Alle alle) for many years. This blog and website describes the research she is conducting and her latest field season studying these birds in Spitsbergen.
Photo courtesy of Arctic Auks.
I owe Nina a lot since it was because of her I was able to experience the Arctic a couple of times while working for her or her advisor on a couple of research projects.
Reading her blog and looking at the associated website brings my desire for seabirds and wild Arctic places to the surface and I can't wait to hear more stories from Nina on her latest adventure.