Author Archives: Stacey M. Hollis

About Stacey M. Hollis

Aspiring Environmental Field Journalist taking on the world of birds on an island 23 miles out to sea.

Endangered Species Day, Every Day

While this day is only observed one day out of the year, it is important that we carry the message always. Earth’s species are at risk of extinction and, unless we garner awareness, educate ourselves and work to support policy … Continue reading

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The Project Puffin Story: A Review

View this post, as well as other writings, podcasts and short films focusing on wildlife and environmental conservation at wildlensinc.org. The book is Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock by Stephen W. Kress … Continue reading

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So, about gulls..

First off, I’m going to ruin your childhood surety. Are you ready? Brace yourself: There’s no such thing as a seagull. The very word makes any birder shudder. In fact, no such creature exists. Except, that is, in the common-yet-false … Continue reading

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Fisherbirds and their humans

  Welcome to my tropical wintering grounds, Sarasota, Florida! A far cry from frosty Seal Island, where I spent this past summer, helping for a third season a 40+ year project under Audubon that monitors reintroduced seabirds, the charismatic Atlantic … Continue reading

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Journey through a waterlogged savannah..

On my southward migration to spend time with my grandmother in Florida this winter, I made a point of visiting a favorite migratory stopover of mine in Georgia, the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Set on the marshy bottomlands surrounding the Savannah River, this … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Sands: Florida Birds

Wintering seabirds and shorebirds in Sarasota, Florida share the pristine white sands of Siesta Key with human snowbirds like me. Continue reading

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Pining for the Field: Burrowing Owls of the West

This is the only field job that I can say I’ve ever held a lap full of baby burrowing owlets. How does one happen to find oneself in such a predicament? It was 2007 and I had applied to a field … Continue reading

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