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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Surveying Peru’s Entire Coastline

By on Friday, February 26th, 2010 - 2 Comments

Last time we heard from Nate Senner, he was herding godwits in Chile. Since then he’s been to Peru for a three-week stint of shorebird-identification workshops with an incredible goal: to survey the entire coastline of the country. Here’s Nate … Continue reading

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Which Birds Could Lure You Around the World?

By on Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - 6 Comments

A recent article in Living Bird magazine posed the above question. In author Mel White’s case there were two frontrunners: the Andean Cock-of-the-rock, which tends to jump onto the list of anyone who’s ever seen a picture of one, and … Continue reading

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Looking to the Future at AOU

By on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 - 1 Comment

Most scientific meetings, like last week’s AOU, begin each morning with a plenary in which a prominent scientist offers the perspective of decades of experience. But on the last morning, age yielded the floor to four young scientists (“newly minted … Continue reading

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Tale from a Mexican Treetop

By on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 - 6 Comments

Living Bird editor Tim Gallagher took a short break from the AOU meeting last week to visit the San Diego Natural History Museum. He’s trying to piece together what happened to the majestic Imperial Woodpecker, a bird of Mexico’s high … Continue reading

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Serendipity at the AOU: Dunlin and Rusty Blackbirds

By on Monday, February 15th, 2010 - 1 Comment

On paper, last week’s AOU meetings were a solid wall of plenary talks, 15-minute research talks, and evening poster sessions. But cracks in the full schedule—coffee breaks, field trips, dinners and drinks—left plenty of room for impromptu conversations and unscheduled … Continue reading

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