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Seven Ways of Looking at a Fairywren: Student Research in Australia

By on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 - 3 Comments

By Kathryn Grabenstein As the crimson sun heaves itself over the horizon, smearing red across the Australian sky, I raise my binoculars and advance through the dew-laden, waist-high grass. My mission: to catch a Red-backed Fairywren. Red-backed Fairywrens are small, … Continue reading

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Great New Tips for Identifying Warblers—From the Authors of The Warbler Guide [Video]

By on Monday, March 31st, 2014 - 5 Comments

In 2013, the publication of The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle took a comprehensive and innovative look at warblers. In this archived Monday Night Seminar, the authors relate some of their best tips for learning to recognize warblers … Continue reading

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With Digitization Complete, Hear 7 of the Coolest Natural Sounds in Our Archive

By on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 - 22 Comments

To a computer, it’s just a complex combination of ones and zeros. Decoded for our ears, it becomes wondrous sound—a symphony, or the song of a lark. Thanks to digital technology, recordings of bird, insect, mammal, fish, and amphibian voices … Continue reading

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A New Generation of “Digital Ornithologists”

By on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 - 2 Comments

It’s an exciting time to be in field biology—the naturalists of today have more tools at their disposal than ever before. To learn how to use those tools, a group of Cornell students have been spending this summer in the … Continue reading

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A Tour of Australia’s Wet Tropics Endemics: Part Two [With Kookaburras!]

By on Monday, June 4th, 2012 - 1 Comment

This is Part Two of a post about searching for the 12 endemic birds of northeast Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Reserve, with the help of many of the region’s wonderful guides and lodges. Part One of the story is … Continue reading

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