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OE site usage update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord in OE Site News, in Reports 20 August 2014 · 2,224 views

OE site usage update, Aug 2014 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...


Brilliant and Remarkable Birds of Brazil

  Posted by Chris Merkord in Ornithology @ BHL, 27 August 2015 · 270 views

One of the joyous things about being a Librarian caring for special and rare collections is that you frequently find something remarkable and new to you in those collections. Add on the role of BHL staffer and this multiplies through digitization requests posted by users of BHL.

Approximately five years ago a request was posted for...


Cats Don’t Roam in Places Coyotes Call Home

  Posted by Smithsonian Science in Smithsonian Science, 30 June 2015 · 240 views

A coyote investigates a camera trap set up in a wooded area. A two-year study looking at occurrences of cats and coyotes in protected areas, urban forests and suburban habitats showed that where coyotes are common, cats are not.In one of the largest studies of its kind, a volunteer-fueled camera trapping effort showed that where coyotes have mov...


Ferruginous Duck

Posted by Jafar Gholami in Jafar Gholami's Blog, 14 April 2015 · 1,000 views

Ferruginous Duck Ferruginous Duck is one of the world's endangered species. The population of this species in the Zeribar wetland flows well.
And the convenience of the successful breeding Zeribar wetland.


The (Data)ONE thing about VertNet and Big Data

  Posted by Carla Cicero in VertNet Blog, 08 April 2015 · 1,028 views

17,237,897*. That’s the number of occurrence records VertNet has published to the VertNet data portal - records from 193 data resources, containing 254 collections, shared by 82 publishers globally (and growing). All of these records are can be discovered and downloaded via our portal, with one exception; if you want to download ALL the records...



  Posted by rcraig in Bird Conservation Research, Inc. Blog, 05 April 2015 · 1,033 views

Anatahan Island before its catastrophic eruption.

The 30 minute video Volcanism explores one of the first topics covered in the national AP Environmental Science curriculum.  It begins by investigating the explosive volcanoes that border the "Ring of Fire" of the western Pacific.  It discusses not only the geological phenomena th...


Flump – Darwin’s manuscripts, Peer Review, Post-doc opportunity and more

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives in BioDiverse Perspectives, 28 November 2014 · 569 views

It’s Friday and that means that it’s time for our Friday link dump, where we highlight some recent papers (and other stuff) that we found interesting but didn’t have the time to write an entire post about. If you think there’s something we missed, or have something to say, please share in the comments section!This week we celebrated the155th ann...


Poster on morphometric variation of Fork-tailed Flycatchers

  Posted by Alex Jahn in TyrannusNet, 09 October 2014 · 619 views

At the recent American Ornithologists’ Union annual meeting in Colorado, Ivan Celso Carvalho (a student at the Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, Brazil), presented a poster on the morphometric variation of wings of Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus savana): AOU poster



OE Membership Update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord in OE Site News, 04 August 2014 · 13,043 views

OE Membership Update, Aug 2014 May through July is typically our slowest time of year on the Ornithology Exchange. Many researchers and practitioners in the northern hemisphere are in the field, and many academics are not in their offices as much. As the fall season starts to pick up, along with traffic on the Ornithology Exchange, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you som...


Leo Smith and Matt Davis join Ichthyology

  Posted by Town in KU Ornithology News, 23 September 2013 · 764 views

Leo Smith has joined KU as an assistant curator of ichthyology at the Biodiversity Institute and as assistant professor of systematics and evolution at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He comes to KU from the Field Museum in Chicago. Smith's research focuses on the evolutionary biology of fishes. He is interested in the large-scale phen...


What Bird Friendly Looks Like in Nicaragua

  Posted by Peter Marra in Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, 12 May 2013 · 1,052 views

What Bird Friendly Looks Like in Nicaragua A guest post for Earth Day from Scott Weidensaul, one of our "Voices for the Birds"
(http://www.scottweidensaul.com )



Survey about Animal Behavior Teaching Resources

  Posted by Colleen McLinn in Online Research in Biology Blog, 09 October 2012 · 805 views

The Animal Behavior Society Education Committee is working on early plans for a digital archive of teaching resources (both K-12 and college). To help in their planning, they would like to hear about ideas or resources that already exist. If you have a teaching...


Investigating little ornithological questions can lead to bigger things

  Posted by jbates in Field Museum Blog, 06 February 2012 · 746 views

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Answering questions about birds is a gratifying part of my job as a curator.  Answering my own questions maybe even better. But there are big questions like how did bird species diversity evolve? And there are small questions like is a single...


Venezuela 2012, part 1

  Posted by Town in KU Ornithology Blog, 27 January 2012 · 73,608 views

Greetings from San Carlos del Zulia, Venezuela. I'm a bit over a week into my first expedition of the year--this one to continue our aquatic insect survey efforts in Venezuela. We've spent he last 8 days driving around the country and splashing around in various rivers and lagoons. It is hard for me to believe, but this is my 10th trip to Venezuela...


Photos of a Glow-throated Hummingbird Specimen

  Posted by Chris Merkord in Neo-Ornithology, 05 January 2011 · 309,760 views

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George Angehr sent me photos of a a specimen of Glow-throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ardens) from the American...

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