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Recording Mauritius: Echo Parakeets of Macchabee Forest

By on Friday, August 13th, 2010 - 4 Comments

      Here’s another field report from Jon Erickson, the intrepid volunteer who has been recording (for the Macaulay Library) some of the world’s rarest birds during a 9-month stay in Mauritius. This post is from an April visit … Continue reading

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Sound from the Field: Intruder at the Nest Box!

By on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 - 4 Comments

Jon Erickson is still roaming Mauritius with his microphone, making recordings of the tropic island’s unusual species. That’s him above, installing a microphone to record sounds at a Mauritius Kestrel nest in January. Here’s his story of the day’s work, … Continue reading

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Field Report: Birds That Sound Like Kazoos

By on Thursday, January 28th, 2010 - 11 Comments
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Here’s part two of Jon Erickson’s report from his holiday visit to Round Island, 14 miles off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean: Evenings on Round Island are quite special. The island is home to a large colony of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters … Continue reading

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Sound from the Field: Petrels on Volcanoes

By on Thursday, January 21st, 2010 - 1 Comment

Over the holidays, recordist Jon Erickson spent a couple of weeks on Round Island, a slanting, sun-baked slab of rock about 14 miles off the north coast of Mauritius. He recorded the island’s multitudes of Herald Petrels and Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, … Continue reading

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Recording Mauritius: Pink Pigeons and Giant Tortoises

By on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 - 5 Comments

Last time we checked in with Jon Erickson he was getting to know a couple of Mauritius Kestrels. This time he’s been out to Ile aux Aigrettes, a tiny island sitting a half-mile off the island of Mauritius. It’s a … Continue reading

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