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Smithsonian Science > Meet a Kiwi at Smithsonian National Zoo

Posted Smithsonian Science on 20 November 2014 - 11:39 AM

You too can meet a kiwi! Micaela Jemison from Smithsonian Science takes us to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo where she gets up close and personal with a kiwi. From their amazing sense of smell to the whisker-like feathers on their face, we learn all about New Zealand’s national icon with kiwi keeper, Kathy Brader.The post Meet a Kiwi...
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OE Site News > OE site usage update, Aug 2014

Posted Chris Merkord on 20 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

Continuing our August updates series for 2014, this blog entry summarizes recent patterns and trends in site usage. This data is useful to us at the Ornithology Exchange because it helps us understand how people arrive at the site and what they do once they get here. This data is also useful to our partner organizations because it helps them understand th...
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OE Site News > Guidelines for Posting an Article

Posted Chris Merkord on 09 May 2012 - 11:55 AM

As interest in the Ornithology Exchange has grown, we are fielding more questions from members about how to post articles on the site. This is exactly what we had envisioned when we created the article system, and we hope the trend continues. Given the increased interest, we think it is time to lay out some general guidelines for writing articles for the...
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Smithsonian Science > Bird nests: Variety is Key for the world’s avian Architects

Posted Smithsonian Science on 20 April 2015 - 11:55 AM

A bird’s nest is a small bowl-shaped collection of twigs and straw built on a tree branch. Right? Well…maybe. As Chris Milensky, museum specialist in the Division of Birds at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History explains, it’s not that simple. The shape, size, location and building materials of bird’s nests come in almost as wide...
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Online Research in Biology Blog > Used a lesson? Tell us what you think!

Posted Colleen McLinn on 09 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

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On the Investigations page, you can see a growing collection of resources to help college biology and environmental science instructors teach with citizen science data and...
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