My name is Ali Iyoob, and I am a biology student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. All my life, I have been fascinated by biology, particularly animals and ecology, and hope to devote my life to this worthwhile and fulfilling field of study. I have been active in a number of ornithological and herpetological research projects, allowing me to experience methods such as DNA analysis and radio telemetry. I worked at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science in the ornithology department, where I conducted independent Buteo jamaicensis studies, and eventually made a few breakthroughs regarding the far-west subspecies of the bird. Through Project Simus, I was able to use radio telemetry to track the movements of the Northern Pine Snake. I also keep and breed venomous snakes, scorpions, and tarantulas, and hope to start milking venom from them for use in anti-venoms that are in consistent demand. By traveling to Colorado, Arizona, Florida, Texas, and the Carolinas, I now have a better understanding of population ecology and the reasons for environmental speciation.
The object is to see a new bird every day, with no repeats Jan 1- Bufflehead Jan 2- Ring-billed Gull Jan 3- Greater Scaup Jan 4- Yellow-rumped Warbler Jan 5- Spotted Sandpiper Jan 6- Rufus Hummer Jan 7- Pine Warbler Jan 8- Bald Eagle Jan 9-Ring-necked Duck Jan 10-Canvasback Jan 11-Hairy Woodpecker
Friday, May 28, 2010
Jacob Socolar and I found our lifer Henslow's Sparrow today at the VOA site A in Grreenville!!!!!!! Also saw a few Swainson's Wablers in Croatan.