Trip Report Feb. 20-24, 2015: Still More Smoke

Note: this is a very image-heavy post, and most of them appear ‘below the fold’. Although we faced significant challenges during this trip, it was nonetheless a very productive one. I was joined by John Henry, the photographer who was with me when I recorded kent-like calls in March 2013. Work obligations kept Frank Wiley […]

Trip Report – November 27-30, 2014

Frank Wiley and I have spent the past four days in our search area, beginning on Thanksgiving morning. Before getting into the details, it merits noting that this weekend is the probably the peak of deer season in Louisiana. On Thanksgiving, there were perhaps fifteen or twenty people hunting on the edges of the habitat […]

Trip Report – January 4-11, 2014

I returned to the Project Coyote search area from January 4-11 and was joined by Frank Wiley for all but one day, Steve Pagans (a retired forester, birder, and Project Coyote team member) for two days, and several ornithologists/field biologists between January 7-11. Some of our guests had intriguing auditory encounters, several of which involved […]

Trip Report – November 14-16, 2013

I made a brief visit to our search area from November 14-16. Because I was alone, I mostly avoided the more difficult and remote locations and focused on more accessible areas where possible encounters have taken place. This includes our current camera traps. The weather was a problem – steady moderate rain from 7:00-10:30 am […]

More Smoke. . .Update: October 9, 2013

I just returned from another visit to the new Project Coyote search area. I have a book coming out in February and will be unavailable during what’s typically considered peak search season. I plan to make 2-3 more trips between now and mid-January. Frank Wiley’s work responsibilities have kept him out of the field since […]

Update: July 6, 2013

I returned to Louisiana last weekend for four and half more field days and have now spent over two weeks in the new Project Coyote search area. Frank Wiley has been getting out several times a week; we’ve had visits from a few people, and a Louisiana birder has been collaborating with us on a regular […]