Several Burns lab students past and present attended the recent bird meetings (AOU/COS/SCO) in Estes Park, Colorado. Shannon Walsh received a student presentation award for her talk on his MS thesis research on evolutionary divergence of Spotted Towhees on California’s Channel Islands. Former Burns lab student Nick Mason also won an award for a talk based on some of his PhD research at Cornell on redpolls. There were many great talks at the meeting and the setting was fantastic. After the meeting, Pascal, Shannon, and Kevin went up to the tundra in Rocky Mountain National Park to see White-tailed Ptarmagin and other interesting critters. Some pictures are below and at this link.