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Introduction to Bird Species and Ornithology. Falcon Species Index. World Bird Guide. BIRD. [site/link_exchange.htm] On this website, you can find the bird checklists of all countries of the world: Just go to In many of them you can find the bird names in its native language as well.


But there is much more. There are pictures of nature, great tools for conservation, information on national parks and other nature reserves, an on-line book on ecology and nature conservation, free software for downloading, technical reports for those who want it. In order to find your way through the 2000 interlinked web pages on nature and conservation, please go to the site map. Avibase - The World Bird Database. Bird Species Index. Naturesongs Nature Recordings and Photos.

Bird Songs & Calls. Arie Ouwerkerk's Photo Galleries at Migration10. As of 1 September 2013 these pages will remain on this server as an archive, but they will not be updated.


Please visit my new site at Home Page - Osprey Main Page - Migration Page - Birds of Prey Migration 2010 Use these links to go straight to a bird's maps or bios. (More details on the project below). Overview of our Osprey research This is the 11th year of our satellite tracking and the 13th year that we have been following the Osprey population on Martha's Vineyard. Tagging new birds in 2010 Westport River, Nantucket, and Rhode Island adults-In late April, we trapped Hudson and removed his transmitter. Juveniles- I keep trying to wrap up the studies of juvenile migration, but somehow can't quite kick the habit. UNC Charlotte Biology.

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UNC Charlotte Biology

Browse around to find out about my research and publications on birds of prey, birds of the New World Tropics, habitat fragmentation in the Amazon, ecology, and conservation, as well as my graduate students, courses taught (ornithology and sometimes field ecology), and links to interesting pages on the Web, including a number of local conservation organizations with which I'm involved. Ospreys: I've been studying the Osprey population on Martha's Vineyard, MA, since 1969. Beginning in 2000, in collaboration with Dr. Mark Martell of The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, I put satellite transmitters on a total of seven adult birds, six on Martha's Vineyard and one in Charlotte. Beginning in 2004 I began tagging juvenile Ospreys. Read about the Osprey research in more detail.

Bird identification guide. News and Features — eBird. New Big Day route for Team Sapsucker The annual Big Day fundraiser is hugely important to eBird and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

News and Features — eBird

For the past three years Team Sapsucker has visited Texas to chase the North American Big Day record. We were thrilled to break (and then tie) the record with 264 species in each of the first two years and a mind-blowing 294 in 2014, on a perfect run in a perfect year. We honestly don’t believe we can do any better in Texas, so instead we decided to focus this year’s Big Day on the one other area we think might give Texas a run-for-its-money. Most Big Days in North America make one assumption that we plan to challenge this year–see if you can figure out what it is!

A New “eBird Festival” Elevates Bird Conservation in the Pacific Northwest Migration watch–The April Zeiss eBirder of the Month challenge This month’s eBirder of the month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optic, focuses on migration birding. Introducing the eBird Location Explorer! Birds With Child-care Assistance Invest Less In Eggs. An Australian bird has been found to produce smaller, less nourishing eggs when it breeds in the presence of other 'helper' birds that provide child-care assistance.

Birds With Child-care Assistance Invest Less In Eggs

This unique adaptation enables the birds to live longer and breed more often than females without helpers. The research, led by a University of Cambridge academic, was published in Science. In many animal species, parents caring for their offspring are assisted by so-called 'helpers', adults that forego reproduction to help others raise young. Although parents decrease the amount of food they provide to offspring when helpers are present, the additional supply provided by the helpers more than compensates for this reduction. As a result, chicks fed by parents and helpers tend to receive more than those raised without helpers. However, research has shown that these offspring who receive additional food do not appear to gain any advantage as a result. Australian birds attract mates with 'scary movie effect' Using a horror film to bring your date closer is a classic move in the teenage playbook.

Australian birds attract mates with 'scary movie effect'

Now, a study of Australian birds finds that other animals use the same "scary movie effect" to attract female attention, by hitchhiking mating signals onto the calls of predators. Male splendid fairy-wrens, a sexually promiscuous small bird native to Australia, are known to sing a special song each time they hear the call of one of their predators, the butcherbirds. New research from scientists at the University of Chicago finds that this seemingly dangerous behavior actually serves as a call to potential mates -- a flirtation using fear. Published in the journal Behavioral Ecology, the study involved painstaking field research playing sound clips to splendid fairy wrens at a conservation center in Southern Australia.