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Curators/managers of ornithological collections: Please see the invitation below for a data workshop to be held at the North American Ornithological Conference in Puerto Rico. If you actively manage collection data that are published to VertNet/GBIF/iDigBio, and want to see data standardized to make them more discoverable for research and education, this workshop will be of interest to you. Please fill out the form with your intent to attend, if you have not done so already. Title: Bird Data Harmonization Workshop invitation Date and time: Tuesday, 11 August 2020 Convenors: John Bates, Ca
The Working with Birds website is a how-to guide for novices needing to prepare voucher specimens to complement their DNA studies, or needing to prepare round study skins in the field or the lab. Each of the PowerPoint presentations can be downloaded on any electronic device or printed as a handbook. Researchers not intending to collect specimens may encounter birds killed by natural causes. Photographing and measuring external and internal morphology of these dead bird results in data not previously available. This online reference manual shows how to use gonads to sex a bird, determine i