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Leopard at waters edge

International Fieldwork

Images used for the purposes of the Foundation have been taken in various countries around the world.  Dr. Bondar continues to capture changing environments in a global context and has excursions planned that will continuously add to the work of the Foundation in the future. The current focus for fieldwork is the AMASS project. Field work completed and planned include:

2024 – Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey Atlantic Coast
Common Tern, American Oyster Catcher
2024 – Reeds Beach, Cooks Beach, Cape May, New Jersey Atlantic Coast
Red Knots, Ruddy Turnstones
2024 – Heislerville Wildlife Management Area, New Jersey, Delaware Bay
Mute Swan pair + six goslings
2024 – Ding Darling NWR
habitat changes, Red Knot, other bird species
2024 – Outback Key, Florida
Piping and Snowy Plovers, Red Knots (banded, non-banded, plumage changes) negative human-related issues
2024 – Myakka River State Park, interior, Florida
avian species predating exotic reptile species

2023 – Fort de Soto, Florida coast of Gulf of Mexico – complete
Piping Plover, Red Knot, winter plumage and plumage shift to breeding plumage, plus behaviour of other migratory species
2023 – Myakka River State Park, interior, Florida
Habitat changes from storms
2023 – Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Piping Plover breeding

2020 – Aransas National Wildlife Reserve (NWR), Texas, US
2020 -Whooping Crane – completed

2019 – Ding Darling NWR Florida, East Coast, US – complete
2019 – Grasslands National Park (NP), Saskatchewan Grasslands, Canada — complete
2019 – Delaware Bay, New Jersey, US — complete
2019 – Salt Plains NWR, Oklahoma, US – complete
2019 – Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, Kansas, US – complete
2019 – Quivira NWR, Oklahoma, US – complete
2019 – Aransas NWR, Texas, US
2019 – Lesser Flamingo – completed

2018 – Ding Darling NWR Florida, East Coast, US – complete
2018 – Masai Mara, Kenya and Tanzania — complete
2018 – Masai Mara, Kenya – complete
2018 – Aransas NWR, Texas, US – 2 of 2 – complete
2018 – Wood Buffalo NP, Northwest Territories, Canada – complete
2018 – Saskatchewan wetlands, Canada – complete
2018 – Salt Plains NWR, Oklahoma, US
2018 – Quivira NWR, Oklahoma, US
2018 – Aransas NWR, Texas, US – 1 of 2 – complete

2017 – Saguaro NP, Arizona, US – complete
2017 – Whitewater Draw, Arizona, US – complete
2017 – Ivvavik NP, Yukon, Canada – complete
2017 – Country Island, Nova Scotia, Canada – complete
2017 – Masai Mara, Kenya – complete
2017 – Ding Darling NWR, Florida, US – complete

2016 – Ding Darling NWR, Florida, US – complete
2016 – Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, US – complete
2016 – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Florida, US – complete
2016 – Merritt Island NWR, Florida, US – complete

2015 – Bosque del Apache, New Mexico, US – complete
2015 – Bisti Badlands, New Mexico, US – complete
2015 – Masai Mara, Kenya – complete
2015 – Aransas NWR, Texas, US  – complete

2013 – Masai Mara, Kenya – complete
2012 – Masai Mara, Kenya – complete
2011/12 – Bosque del Apache, New Mexico, US – complete
2011 – Masai Mara, Kenya – complete

Image of Roberta Bondar with a camera standing in a field truck
Dr. Roberta Bondar using the Nikon D800 with Nikon’s 600mm lens during field work in Kenya’s Masai Mara.