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Concerned about preservation of National Monuments?
May 28 2017  

Update May 28: The deadline for commenting on Bears Ears National Monument has passed but the deadline for commenting on the possible rescission of the designation of dozens of other national monuments is July 10.

 

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Editor's Choice RSS Feed 21 articles

Arctic-Nesting Birds May Struggle with Changing Climate
Mar 11 2016  

Warming in the Arctic may not be beneficial for songbird nestlings as it will also bring wetter and more variable conditions.

Research Spotlight 12 articles

New species identified (Rasmussen does it again!)
Jan 21 2016  A new species of bird has been discovered in northeastern India and adjacent parts of China by a team of scientists from Sweden, China, the U.S., India and Russia. The bird, described in the current issue of the journal Avian Research, has been named Himalayan forest thrush Zoothera salimalii.

Awards 10 articles

AFO's Skutch Medal awarded to Jim Wiley
Jul 10 2014  The Association of Field Ornithologists Alexander F. Skutch Award for Excellence in Neotropical Ornithology is awarded periodically to a deserving ornithologist nominated by peers and selected by the Skutch Medal committee of the AFO. This year the award was presented to James W. Wiley.

Educational RSS Feed 2 articles

Working with Birds
Jul 30 2012  Beaty Biodiversity Museum Honorary Assistant Curator Ildiko Szabo presents a how-to guide for novices needing instruction on how to prepare spread wings, avian round study skins, skeletons, and collect tissue DNA samples. The downloadable manual provides step-by-step instruction on how to prepare spread wings, avian round study skins, skeletons, and collect tissue DNA samples. This is the first comprehensive avian preparation manual web-published in colour photo-essay format. The series is designed to help novices who have never prepared a bird study skin and for people looking for a refresher course.