Timothy Boucher

Timothy Boucher

Timothy Boucheris a senior conservation geographer at The Nature Conservancy, where his work ranges from complex spatial analyses to extensive field studies, focusing on ecosystem services and linkages between human well-being and conservation. He has worked on global to local issues, done fieldwork spanning six continents, assessed land use and habitat conditions, and participated in numerous field expeditions. He is also an avid birder and amateur photographer as well as a regular cycling commuter.

Timothy's Posts

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Winter Birding – The Irruption Begins!

December 3rd, 2012

Hey birders: This winter, many species normally found in the northern boreal forests--White-Winged Crossbills, Snow Buntings and others--are showing up in more southerly climes. Our birding expert gives some pointers on getting in on the action. More

Fall Birding: Rise to the Challenge!

September 22nd, 2011

Hurry, it's time to get outside for fall bird migrations! Get tips on knowing when and where to go, plus find out why birds are quieter and less colorful during their autumn migration. More

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Birding in the Heat

August 2nd, 2011

Think birds take it easy in the heat? Think again, says the Conservancy's Tim Boucher. See what he saw a broad-winged hawk doing in the record-setting temps of summer! More

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Migrating Shorebirds

June 7th, 2011

It's long-distance-migrating-shorebird time! Conservancy scientist Tim Boucher tells you what to look for -- and why these birds love horseshoe crabs. More

How to Start Birding: 4 Easy Steps

May 7th, 2010

Saturday was International Migratory Bird Day -- but if you missed it, or if you're a birding novice, Conservancy scientist Tim Boucher gives you a pain-free plan to start your life list. More

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Why Elevation Makes a Difference

December 11th, 2009

Just 400 meters of elevation can make a big difference in the birds you see -- if you're traveling through an ecological threshold point, says Tim Boucher. More

Conservation Planning for Extreme Events?

November 12th, 2009

What am I trying to illustrate in the above photo (a picture of cattle and elephant dung)? That conservation planning is a pile of poop? No. But this mixture of excrement does show why such planning needs to incorporate extreme events like drought or flooding – especially for the impacts of those events on local […] More

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Delaware Shorebirds in August

September 11th, 2009

Late summer birding!? But it’s still hot in many parts of the country, hot and sultry and not much seems to be happening with songbirds, right? They’re in their post-breeding slump, molting and fattening up, getting ready to go south… But not every bird. There are birds are on the wing — shorebirds! They are […] More

The Chevy Volt: 230 Miles Per Gallon! What’s Wrong With This Picture?

August 17th, 2009

Hold on a second…there’s a problem with the impressive claim made by Chevrolet last week of 230 miles per gallon for its electric Volt model (which is still under development). Actually, two problems. The first is how to measure the miles per gallon of an electric car. As has been noted in a number of […] More

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