Congratulations to Shay, who was recently awarded a BSI Scholar Award! With this award, Shay will be examining thermoregulatory differences between clack-capped and mountain chickadee nests collected across a 6000 foot elevation gradient as part of her work with the Boulder Chickadee Study during the 2019 breeding season. The current plan is to use sensitive temperature sensors to examine cooling rates under a standardized set of conditions. After compiling and comparing this data, Shay is also interested in studying differences in nest material composition between mountain and black-capped chickadees. We're excited to see what she finds!