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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Argentina: Crossing the Beagle Channel

By on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 - 5 Comments

Daisy Yuhas has been studying Chilean Swallows in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. In her next post, she crosses the Beagle Channel (named after the same ship that carried Charles Darwin) and introduces us to her second field site, Estancia Harberton. … Continue reading

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Argentina Nest-box Video Reveals Unexpected Visitors

By on Sunday, December 19th, 2010 - 7 Comments

It’s funny how often scientists will adopt a technique to learn one thing, and end up learning something else along the way. That’s been the case with many studies that use video surveillance of nests—and discover all kinds of strange … Continue reading

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Five New eBird Animated Occurrence Maps

By on Friday, December 17th, 2010 - 2 Comments

A quick update on the status of eBird’s supercomputing collaboration and their production of these cool animated occurrence maps. The team just released their latest five range maps, bringing the total now online to 15, and launched a dedicated page … Continue reading

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Apply by Feb 2011 for a $250-$500 Mini-Grant

By on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 - 1 Comment

We’ve got citizen-science programs that run the gamut from global life-listing to backyard feeder bliss… and on into the urban world. Many city dwellers who might otherwise associate feathers with pigeons have opened their eyes to the world of birds … Continue reading

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Comebacks: Endangered albatross nests on U.S. soil

By on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 - 2 Comments

Great news for the Short-tailed Albatross, a bird once so endangered by feather hunting that its population plummeted from an estimated million individuals to 10 pairs nesting on a single island in Japan in the 1950s. Since then, the long-lived … Continue reading

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