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Big Meadow, the location of one of Yosemite's bird-banding research stations, in May 2019. Photo: Chris Singleton

Another update from 2019 songbird science volunteer Chris Singfield! See what birds (and other wildlife) she spotted during her first few days of data-collection in Yosemite's meadows. 

A researcher holds a Wilson's warbler captured at Point Reyes during a spring 2019 bird-banding training. Photo: Chris Singleton.

Yosemite songbird science volunteer Chris Singfield is sharing dispatches from the meadows during the 2019 field season. Read her first post about getting trained on banding techniques and spotting some of her favorite birds, and stay tuned for more updates!

Yosemite wildlife biologist Colleen Kamoroff has played a key role in efforts to restore populations of endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs, including through "translocations" that use helicopters to move frogs to suitable lake habitat. Photo: Courtesy of NPS.

Next up in our "Six Questions" series: Colleen Kamoroff, a Yosemite National Park wildlife biologist working on amphibian research and restoration.

A black bear grazes in a meadow in Yosemite. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

Rachel Mazur, Yosemite's branch chief of wildlife, visitor use and social science, is an accomplished ecologist, researcher and author.