I had a fantastic time at Evolution 2015. It was great to reunite with old friends and colleagues and make new connections. I saw a lot of excellent talks on current research, including some particularly strong student talks. I even was able to see a few tanagers (i.e., Green-headed Tanager, Red-necked Tanager, and Brazilian Tanager) on my first day there! Here’s the first slide from the talk I gave, which is a preview of a forthcoming paper on macroevolutionary rate heterogeneity of avian vocalizations.