Date: 4/26/18 9:44 am From: Ashley Peele via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Atlasing the Appalachian Trail
Atlas-ing for the VABBA2 while thru-hiking Virginia’s 537-miles of Appalachian Trail gave Diana Doyle the opportunity to immerse herself in birding. For nearly 70 days, she lived day and night in the summer breeding habitat of eastern woodland birds.
“I was fascinated by the idea of collecting data about breeding birds while hiking through some of Virginia’s most remote and least-birded areas,” says 54-year-old retired mathematics and social sciences professor Diana Doyle. In the spring of 2017, she and her husband, Mark, 61, thru-hiked 537 miles of Virginia’s Appalachian Trail. “As long-time conservationists and birding enthusiasts, when we discovered the VABBA2, we decided to atlas the entire route.”
Ashley Peele, PhD Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech Office: 540-231-9182 Fax: 540-231-7019 *** You are subscribed to VA-bird as <lists...> If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***