Audrey LePogam, PhD student in the avian ecophysiology lab of the researcher François Vézina, has obtained precious data thanks to the support of a team from the Canadian Armed Forces compsed of linemen visiting the Alert station in the far North. The student, known at the station as “Snowbird 1”, was able to take measurements and samples from the four chicks the Master caporal Henry found in a snow bunting nest lodged in a cliff. The securely strapped lineman then returned the chicks to the nest. This is a great example of collaboration between the Armed Forces and scientists in the Arctic. The story was reported in a weekly military journal.
You can read the text by second lieutenant Watson on The Contact newspaper (Vol.51, Issue 29, page 4).