For Fledge, cormorant researcher Colin Grubel and choreographer Theresa Duhon engaged in each other’s work as observers and active participants. Duhon assisted Grubel in studying the diet of Double-crested Cormorants, work that involves the collection and identification of fish as well as pellets containing identifiable parts of past meals regurgitated by the birds. Samples were collected at several colonies in the NYC area and identified in the lab at Queens College. The work also included monitoring nests and banding birds. Grubel participated in Duhon’s choreographic process as a dancer, learning dance material and contributing to improvisational exercises as well as to the discussion of the results. Despite their complete lack of training in one another’s fields, the collaborators contributed in meaningful ways to each other’s work, while also developing a deeper understanding of both fields and identifying similarities and differences between their scientific and artistic approaches.