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OE site usage update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord in OE Site News, in Reports 20 August 2014 · 1,623 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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Bird nests: Variety is Key for the world’s avian Architects

  Posted by Smithsonian Science in Smithsonian Science, 20 April 2015 · 578 views

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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Ferruginous Duck

Posted by Jafar Gholami in Jafar Gholami's Blog, 14 April 2015 · 454 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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The (Data)ONE thing about VertNet and Big Data

  Posted by Carla Cicero in VertNet Blog, 08 April 2015 · 540 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...

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VIDEO FOCUSES ON VOLCANISM

  Posted by rcraig in Bird Conservation Research, Inc. Blog, 05 April 2015 · 572 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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The Most Influential Birder Most of Us Have Never Heard Of

  Posted by Chris Merkord in Ornithology @ BHL, 05 January 2015 · 410 views
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The Most Influential Birder Most of Us Have Never Heard Of This post is a guest contribution from Rick Wright, a writer, lecturer, and professional tour leader.

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, an accident of the calendar, which after all leaves us only 365 days to choose from. But this year’s National Bird Day just happens to fall on the 150th anniversary of the birth of a founding figure in North American b...

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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 · 460 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 · 445 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 · 12,752 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 · 693 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 · 903 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 · 733 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 · 676 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 · 69,772 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 · 291,015 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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