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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Chipping Toward Fall Migration

By on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 - 7 Comments

We’re rounding the corner into fall, and birders are already hearing the calls of migrant birds as they pass overhead at night. Here’s Lab researcher Lewis Grove’s first post in our series covering the exciting fall migration season: August has … Continue reading

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AOU Friday: Learning How Birds Learn

By on Saturday, August 15th, 2009 - 3 Comments

Songbirds like this Northern Mockingbird are one of only three groups of birds that can do vocal learning. . On Friday in Philadelphia, Dr. Colleen McLinn started her day learning about how birds learn their songs, and hearing new discoveries … Continue reading

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Thursday at AOU: A New Kind of Conservation for Kirtland’s Warblers

By on Friday, August 14th, 2009 - 3 Comments

The Lab’s director, John Fitzpatrick, spent Thursday afternoon learning about a new concept in conservation, and how it might be applied to ensure that the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler remains a part of our world into the future. Here’s Fitz: One … Continue reading

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AOU Thursday: Hope for Solving Bird Collisions

By on Friday, August 14th, 2009 - 12 Comments

Here’s Lab research associate Dr. Caren Cooper with a report from Thursday’s session at the American Ornithologists’ Union meeting in Philadelphia. On Thursday afternoon I went to a session titled Anthropogenic Structures, which is how ornithologists refer to birds hitting … Continue reading

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The AOU Meeting: Blogged by the Scientists!

By on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 - 2 Comments

Quick—which family? (Take David Winkler’s ornithology class to find out.) . It’s August: time for another annual meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Just like last year in Portland, hundreds of ornithologists are pouring in for three days of concentrated … Continue reading

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