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Though it’s not easy to orchestrate given my other commitments, a singular joy of mine is to head west each June for a whirlwind investment of about 24 hours in conducting the Lookout, OK Breeding Bird Survey route. … Continue reading
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
In this issue: eBird Profile Pages are here! 2016 eBird Taxonomy update Your historic eBird sightings make a difference Free trial of the newly updated Birds of North America Get early access to new features in eBird as an eBird Partner … Continue reading
BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the May 2016 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. Ireland’s hedgerows don’t get the respect that they deserve. One of our most important wildlife habitats, not to mention a stunning visual feature of our … Continue reading
It ain’t much better than the last one. Check out the press release for the 2016 State of the Birds Report to see the gains and losses in conservation, and consider options for the future. (Complete and well-organized overview here.) … Continue reading
The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and … Continue reading
Here in the States we’re started to plan our Christmas Bird Counts in a few weeks. Meanwhile, our friends in Ireland are ready to begin the Garden Bird Survey in a couple of days. Best wishes to my birding comrades … Continue reading
Latest eBird News here! In addition to the latest BirdCast, I’m especially interested to learn more about eBird Taiwan!
The summary has been completed, and the 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count set records yet again for species encountered and checklists submitted. There might be no better example of the power of citizen scientists than the meteoric rise of this … Continue reading
The Partners in Flight databases were recently updated, and they represent an outstanding resource in understanding distribution and diversity of North American birds. Maintained by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, the databases summarize information on population estimates and the species … Continue reading
It’s Charles Darwin’s birthday tomorrow, and people around the world will be celebrating intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, and hunger for truth. How will you observe International Darwin Day?
It’s not too early to get excited about the 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count. Let’s break 150k checklists!
Back in 2011, I had occasion to visit Isle of Palms in South Carolina, and I wrote this post about what a great visit that was. Especially memorable were the loggerhead sea turtles that nest on those beaches, closely monitored … Continue reading
BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the June 2014 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. I’d like to start with a special welcome to all of the new readers who signed up to receive our monthly eWings email newsletter at … Continue reading
GBBC eNewsletter February 20, 2014 Although data are still coming in, it’s clear that the 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count is on track to be another record-breaker! By mid-morning today participants from a record 131 countries had submitted bird checklists, eclipsing last year’s 110 … Continue reading
Audubon’s new citizen science e-newsletter is here.