Gavin Leighton

Strength in Numbers: Defending the World’s Biggest Nest

Gavin Leighton is a graduate student at the University of Miami conducting studies among weaver birds in Africa to try to understand the evolution of their amazing societies. Studying any animal in its own habitat can be trying, however, and ...

Cold Nights in Africa: How Temperature Threatens Birds

Gavin Leighton is a graduate student at the University of Miami conducting studies among weaver birds in Africa to try to understand the evolution of their amazing societies. Studying any animal in its own habitat can be trying, however, and ...

Studying the Largest Bird Nests in the World

Gavin Leighton is a graduate student at the University of Miami conducting studies among weaver birds in Africa to try to understand the evolution of their amazing societies. Along the way, experimental surprises and appearances by predators are almost inevitable. ...