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2015 Birdathon Big Day – Payne County, OK


On Saturday, 25 April, the Payne County Audubon Society hosted its annual Big Day competition as part of our two-month effort in April and May to raise the operating funds we’ll use in the coming year. Ideally, teams of birders … Continue reading

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23 April 2015 – Lincoln’s Sparrow


Originally posted on Avian Window Kills:
This was an interesting case. I received a message late morning yesterday (thank you, OSU undergrad Cassandra Rodenbaugh) that there was a dead Lincoln’s Sparrow at the Noble Research Center in a highly conspicuous…

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Birds Alive newsletter of the Handbook of the Birds of the World


Birds Alive! I could spend hours a day combing through the HBW website.  In the latest Birds Alive newsletter, the team has summarized latest news and developments in ornithology, as well as provided information on functionalities of the site.  It … Continue reading

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eBird News and the Global Big Day


Among other interesting stories, the latest eBird news announces a new line of eBird merch and a Global Big Day on May 9th!

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Woodpecker feeding sign and Project Coyote


I was introduced this week to Project Coyote, an ongoing research effort to confirm the existence of Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Louisiana (or on earth, if you prefer). The team has found feeding sign, recorded double-knocks, claimed visual encounters, and obtained … Continue reading

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American Birding Association – Birder’s Guides


Looking for the latest information on birding gear, birding travel, or pretty much anything else of interest to the hard-core birder?  Then please do check out the ABA’s Birder’s Guides series, available online, for FREE.  I dare you not to … Continue reading

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Center for Conservation Biology, Jan–Mar 2015 eNewsletter


I always find something really cool in this newsletter from Bryan Watts and his colleagues at the Center for Conservation Biology.  You will too.  Here’s a taste:

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