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OE site usage update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord in OE Site News, in Reports 20 August 2014 · 509 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...


Urban cardinals and catbirds live longer study shows

  Posted by Smithsonian Science in Smithsonian Science, 25 November 2014 · 25 views

American robin (Flickr photo by Jen Goellnitz) Researchers at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center have found four bird species living in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region that survive longer than those living in rural settings. The study was led by the Migratory Bird Center using the Smithsonian’s Neighborhood Nestwatch program in...


Of Birds and Poetry: Alexander Wilson and The Foresters

  Posted by Chris Merkord in Ornithology @ BHL, 25 November 2014 · 42 views

Wilson, Alexander. The Foresters. 1838. http://biodiversityl...ge/42435615.210 years ago, in an autumn not unlike our own today, Alexander Wilson set out with two companions on a 1,300 mile trek, mostly on foot, from Philadelphia to Niagara Falls. Enchanted by the natural beauty of his adopted homeland, Wilson, Scottish by birth,...


The Early Evolution of Biodiversity

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives in BioDiverse Perspectives, 25 November 2014 · 20 views

A wise man once said “sometimes you’ve got to go back to actually move forward” (this man was later mocked by a wiser man, which is a subject for another post that I probably won’t get around to writing). After much reflection, I have discovered the true meaning of this purposefully and poetically vague declaration. The well-spoken chauffe...


HerpNET and ORNIS Shutdown Notification

  Posted by Carla Cicero in VertNet Blog, 24 November 2014 · 31 views

Attention HerpNET2 and ORNIS2 data publishers and portal users.On January 5, 2015, the HerpNET2 and ORNIS2 data portals will be taken offline.The VertNet Project has continued to maintain these data portals well beyond the tenure of their dedicated staff and funding sources. Now it is time for VertNet to complete the consolidation of these porta...


Poster on morphometric variation of Fork-tailed Flycatchers

  Posted by Alex Jahn in TyrannusNet, 09 October 2014 · 164 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 · 9,743 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...



  Posted by rcraig in Bird Conservation Research, Inc. Blog, 13 March 2014 · 4,018 views

Thoughts of pullorum, aspergillosus, Newcastle, avian influenza and avian cholera  filled my head as I brought four recently dead wild birds from my property to the state pathobiology lab.  Words like these strike fear into the hearts of poultry breeders, who can quickly lose their entire stock to such diseases.  



Leo Smith and Matt Davis join Ichthyology

  Posted by Town in KU Ornithology News, 23 September 2013 · 490 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 · 659 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 · 577 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 · 525 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 · 32,009 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 · 156,025 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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