Category Archives: bird banding

The Wild Side newsletter – March 2018


The Wildlife Diversity Program of our Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation publishes a great little e-newsletter: The Wild Side. This month’s issue hearkens to the extraordinary ecosystem diversity our state packs into its relatively modest area: mixed-grass prairie, Ozark caves, … Continue reading

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AUTHOR BLOG: To the Grasshopper Sparrow, the Grass May Be Greener on the Other Side — Auk & Condor Updates


Emily Williams Linked paper: Patterns and correlates of within-season breeding dispersal: A common strategy in a declining grassland songbird by E.J. Williams and W.A. Boyle, The Auk: Ornithological Advances 135:1, January 2018. Late in the summer of 2013, when Alice … Continue reading

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eBird News, July 2014


Check out the latest from Team eBird, including priority species for midsummer eBirding. Also, there’s this: Discounted BNA Online Subscription Rates for eBirders! Just a reminder, that as an eBird participant, you are entitled to discounted subscription rates to the … Continue reading

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Wilson Journal of Ornithology: table of contents for vol. 126, #2


The Wilson Journal of Ornithology (formerly The Wilson Bulletin) Journal of the Wilson Ornithological Society Volume 126, Number 2 CONTENTS June 2014 Major Articles 179 The avian biogeography of an Amazonian headwater: the Upper Ucayali River, Peru Michael G. Harvey, … Continue reading

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Puffin Cams and other delights from the National Audubon Society


The latest Audubon newsletter features Green Heron nestlings, live feeds of nesting puffins on Seal Island, ME, and lots of other cool stuff.  Check it out!   Atlantic Puffin burrow-cam!  (The Common Tern soundtrack sure brings back memories.) Here’s the … Continue reading

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The “rim-laying” Black Robins of the Chatham Islands


The islands of New Zealand are, like those throughout much of the Pacific, a hotbed of ornithological endemism.  Thousands – and millions – of years in isolation from mammalian predators led to the evolution of vast numbers of species poorly … Continue reading

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Spoonbill Sandpipers displays tenacity amid adversity


Wild species, even ridiculously cute wild species, can be remarkably tough.  Witness the wanderings of the adult male Spoon-billed Sandpiper in the latest Cornell Lab of Ornithology e-News.

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