Category Archives: life

Bird Paper One


Originally posted on History of Ornithology:
BY: Bob Montgomerie, Queen’s University | 10 December 2018 When we were writing our Ten Thousand Birds book on the history of ornithology since Darwin, we thought it might be interesting to try to…

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Dear Americans, stop using China and India as climate change scapegoats — The Logic of Science


Reblogged from The Logic of Science.   I spend a lot of time on this blog debunking bad arguments, and I have previously devoted a lot of effort to debunking bad arguments against man-made climate change. There is, however, one … Continue reading

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Binocular advice for birders


I’m frequently asked about my recommendations for binoculars. My first recommendation is yes, you should get a pair. Sure, you can do a lot of birding without binoculars – and 90% or more of the birds I encounter I detect … Continue reading

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5 November 2018 – a pile of feathers and fruits

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Originally posted on Avian Window Kills:
In a corner of the main north entrance to the Noble Research Center, I encountered this mystery today: And I’m all like: So let’s get to work on this. First, this wasn’t here on…

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A conversation about grad school

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Originally posted on The Waterthrush Blog:
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this conversation. I plan to keep having it, too. But if this example can help answer some questions pre-emptively, I reckon this will have been…

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My favorite story at Halloween


  Production value leaves a bit to be desired, but if you love Halloween, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and you’re not too annoyed by my American white guy voice, you might enjoy my reading of the Washington Irving classic.

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Do my social media milestones matter?


Well, no. Of course not. Still . . . My wife and I started this blog (formerly Eat More Cookies) way back in July 2006. We were about to complete our third year in Oklahoma, with family back home in … Continue reading

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