The Joys of Collecting Data on Arctic Birds (George Divoky)

Video Shot in: 2022

Bird biologist, George Divoky has been visiting Cooper Island every year to study the Guillemot colony for nearly half a century. Despite challenges and setbacks, he continues his work because he feels a strong connection to the island and its inhabitants. Over the years, he has witnessed changes in the bird population due to climate change. The recent decline in breeding pairs has taken an emotional toll on him, but he remains committed to monitoring and documenting the colony’s demographics. Dr. Divoky hopes to inspire others to carry on his work and is actively involving researchers and students in his study. He believes that as long as there is support and interest, he will continue his lifelong research.