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OE site usage update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord in OE Site News, in Reports 20 August 2014 · 3,353 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...

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It’s Happened!  And we’re still here!

  Posted by Carla Cicero in VertNet Blog, 02 February 2016 · 489 views

Yes!  It’s official. Your VertNet team is now a part of the iDigBio Data Mobilization Team and we’re cranking away at data publishing all of the vertebrates AND plants AND molluscs AND fungi AND any biological collection that we can find.
iDigBio has given VertNet a home for the next two years, and while we’re there, they’ve asked us to cont...

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Kingfishers and National Bird Day

  Posted by Chris Merkord in Ornithology @ BHL, 05 January 2016 · 651 views

Today is National Bird Day, a day to celebrate and raise awareness about birds.



We're celebrating by highlighting one of the rare ornithology titles in the BHL collection: A monograph of the Alcedinidae : or, family of kingfishers (1868-71) by Richard Bowdler Sharpe. The work contains 120 hand-colored lithographed plates by and afte...

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Major El Nino Perfect opportunity for Global Change Research

  Posted by Smithsonian Science in Smithsonian Science, 29 October 2015 · 563 views

STRI’s director of physical monitoring, Steve Paton, checks the metrological tower at Punta Culebra, Panama. (Photo by Sean Mattson).This year’s El Niño event is one of the strongest on record and is still ramping up. Large parts of the tropics are turning into a superheated lab, presenting rare research opportunities for Smithsonian scientists...

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Ferruginous Duck

Posted by Jafar Gholami in Jafar Gholami's Blog, 14 April 2015 · 1,355 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.

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VIDEO FOCUSES ON VOLCANISM

  Posted by rcraig in Bird Conservation Research, Inc. Blog, 05 April 2015 · 1,387 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...

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

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives in BioDiverse Perspectives, 28 November 2014 · 1,044 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...

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Poster on morphometric variation of Fork-tailed Flycatchers

  Posted by Alex Jahn in TyrannusNet, 09 October 2014 · 915 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





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OE Membership Update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord in OE Site News, 04 August 2014 · 13,660 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...

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Leo Smith and Matt Davis join Ichthyology

  Posted by Town in KU Ornithology News, 23 September 2013 · 1,017 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...

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What Bird Friendly Looks Like in Nicaragua

  Posted by Peter Marra in Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, 12 May 2013 · 1,421 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 )

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Survey about Animal Behavior Teaching Resources

  Posted by Colleen McLinn in Online Research in Biology Blog, 09 October 2012 · 1,039 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...

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Investigating little ornithological questions can lead to bigger things

  Posted by jbates in Field Museum Blog, 06 February 2012 · 937 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...

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Venezuela 2012, part 1

  Posted by Town in KU Ornithology Blog, 27 January 2012 · 77,127 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...

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Photos of a Glow-throated Hummingbird Specimen

  Posted by Chris Merkord in Neo-Ornithology, 05 January 2011 · 333,851 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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