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BirdWatch Ireland – eWings #76


Check out BirdWatch Ireland’s eWings newsletter for January, 2016.  Issue #76 includes important information on proposed changes to the timing of hedge cutting and burning, as well as announcements for upcoming citizen science events.  For example . . . Please … Continue reading

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Waterthrush Podcast #24: FOY Season


There’s a new episode of The Waterthrush Podcast available.  Check it out to learn about 4 big ideas to advance science, the biggest big year ever, and what this FOY stuff is all about.

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Bird Education Network – BEN Bulletin for January 2016


BEN – Bird Education Network Some Lessons from the Jr. Audubon Clubs by Paul J. Baicich From the very start of the anti-feather-trade bird-protection movement of the late 1800s, there was an interest in winning over the sympathies of children. … Continue reading

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Combining Techniques Provides New Insight Into Bird Migration


Source: Combining Techniques Provides New Insight Into Bird Migration

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What words mean . . .


actually matters. Here in the US, there’s an unfortunate stereotype that someone who encourages the proper use of words and grammatical structures is a pedantic jerk.  If you do this, you might even be an intellectual snob in anti-intellectual America.  … Continue reading

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HBW Alive Newsletter – Dec. 2015


Check out so many wonderful things in the HBW Alive Newsletter #18 for December, 2015!  Just a taste: An observational and experimental study suggests that the animal dung pavement in nests of the Black Lark (Melanocorypha yeltoniensis) may reduce the … Continue reading

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