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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lost Bird Project: One artist’s meeting with Audubon’s $8 million tome

By on Thursday, January 26th, 2012 - 1 Comment

When the gavel fell last week at the auction of John James Audubon’s “The Birds of America” the price for the rare first edition was almost $8 million—the third highest sum ever paid at auction for a book. But what a … Continue reading

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Sharpen Your Skills and Help Train Merlin™

By on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 - 1 Comment

We’re in the midst of creating a free, online bird ID tool that can answer everyone’s first birding question, “What is that bird I saw?”—and we need your help to train the system. The project, called Merlin™, combines artificial intelligence with … Continue reading

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Chick photos renew hope for endangered Caribbean seabird

By on Friday, January 13th, 2012 - 2 Comments

Scientists working in Haiti have obtained the first-ever photos of an endangered Black-capped Petrel chick—a little ball of gray fluff that was discovered at its nest inside a mountaintop cave. The finding helps answer questions about this secretive species’ life … Continue reading

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