Christian Nunes

Joined: Jun 26, 2017 Last Active: May 26, 2024 iNaturalist

I am a Wildlife Ecologist for the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department. My professional work focuses on monitoring a variety of wildlife species across the city's 50,000 acre open space system. The study of birds is my lifelong passion and focus. I help run the city's Raptor Monitoring Program and perform long-term grassland and forest bird monitoring surveys. I also work to maintain and improve functioning ecosystems for a variety of conservation targets such as the black-tailed prairie dog, bobolink, northern leopard frog, Preble's meadow jumping mouse, and the Townsend's big-eared bat.

My interest in butterflies has grown over the past several years. Now, a lot of my time on iNat is spent identifying butterfly records from Colorado. I spend a bit of my free time visiting interesting habitats across the state to photograph butterflies and to learn about their biology and taxonomy.

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