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The Word Spreads Fast

The Word Spreads Fast

28 days ago   |   Ornithology

Over the last few years there have been sightings of rare birds in Central Park in New York City. Birders were obviously excited to see the Mandarin Duck, Barred Owl, and...
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Research in Ornithology

Research in Ornithology

28 days ago   |   Ornithology

You often hear the word “research” related to someone looking up new information - researching a new car, researching a term paper, researching a recipe, etc. Here is example...
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Ovenbirds

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

As ambiguous as the title of this piece sounds, a foray into the ornithological literature may lead to even more confusion. The family Furnariidae consists of ovenbirds and...
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The most important book about European birds in this century

The most important book about European birds in this century

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

The adventure of the second European Breeding Bird Atlas, or EBBA2, was the topic of one of my first posts here at 10,000 Birds: In a warm Catalonian March, Barcelona is filled...
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Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

The reception of bulbuls in the ornithological world is decidedly mixed. A typical description of the family is that of “a tropical African and Asian songbird that typically...
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Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

The reception of bulbuls in the ornithological world is decidedly mixed. A typical description of the family is that of “a tropical African and Asian songbird that typically...
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Research in Ornithology

Research in Ornithology

1 month ago   |   Ornithology

You often hear the word “research” related to someone looking up new information - researching a new car, researching a term paper, researching a recipe, etc. Here is example...
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The Word Spreads Fast

The Word Spreads Fast

2 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

Over the last few years there have been sightings of rare birds in Central Park in New York City. Birders were obviously excited to see the Mandarin Duck, Barred Owl, and...
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The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count

2 monthes ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

Every year, people from around the world come together to learn about, count, and celebrate “backyard” birds. This year, the Great Backyard Bird Count will take place from...
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Teaching Ornithology in High Schools

Teaching Ornithology in High Schools

2 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

In 2018, I read an article in Birding magazine by Jeff R. Manker about teaching ornithology in high schools. (It was later re-published on the All About Birds website.) That...
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A Tale of Two Eagles

A Tale of Two Eagles

The White-tailed Eagle is one of the easiest birds to observe in Belgrade, Serbia. There are about ten pairs around the city. One pair even breeds on the island at the very... Read more ...

Emeralds!

Emeralds!

Within my self-imposed one hour birding radius around Morelia, I have so far seen 21 different hummingbirds. That may seem like a lot to the northerners among our readers, but... Read more ...

“Earth's Wild Music”: a book review

A fine idea for a nature book is promised by the title and subtitle: Earth's Wild Music: Celebrating and Defending the Songs of the Natural World. And what an attractive cover... Read more ...