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Naturesongs Nature Recordings and Photos

Naturesongs Nature Recordings and Photos's mission is to provide a reference library of common sounds that you may hear in any meadow or marsh or forest in the U.S. and Costa Rica. Naturesongs has been providing free sounds on the web since May 6th, 1998, and is produced by Doug Von Gausig. SOUNDSNorth American Bird SoundsCosta Rican Bird and Animal SoundsInsect SoundsMammal, Amphibian and Reptile SoundsHuman SoundsMisc. Sounds (Water, Weather, Etc.) NATURAL SOUNDS SALESCDs, Ringtones, Books, etc. NATURE PHOTOSNature PhotographyCritical Eye Photo, Doug's Photo Site

Beautiful Bird Photography Birds are beautiful creatures and with such a vast range of colourful species your sure to find a special photo opportunity. At the sight of an unusual bird your first thought would or will be to take a photo, so if this happens or you are a regular bird watcher here is some inspirational photographs for you to think about for the next time you discover a rare beauty! Please click any photograph you see below to find out more about the photographer’s photographic skill and possibly the secrets to great bird photography! If you’d like to know more about how to photograph birds please follow this link:

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. Ultimate Home Theater Since it has been five years since we made any update to this Home Theater Page - Here is an update on what we are up to now! At Yanman Photography - We specialize in Orlando Wedding photography this is the home of Orlando wedding photographer, Steve Yanni, known to friends and clients as simply “The Yanman”.

eBird Bird Academy giveaway: Waterfowl ID Do you enjoy watching waterfowl, but sometimes have trouble telling scaup or teal apart? We’ve all been there, and we can help! We’re excited to partner with the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy to offer a suite of exciting educational resources in thanks for your eBirding: in February, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to get free access to Be a Better Birder: Duck and Waterfowl Identification.

Taming Aggressive Birds - How to Stop Birds from Biting There is no such thing as a mean bird. It's true! There are, however, birds that are fearful, and birds with emotional problems that cause them to want to avoid handling at all costs. When birds with these problems find themselves in pet situations, it can be disastrous for both bird and owner. UNC Charlotte Biology Welcome to my cyber-résumé. 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.

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - Birds Research Activities Patuxent Wildlife Research Center scientists are currently conducting research on a wide variety of scientific topics. To view and search Patuxent's projects and other work by USGS staff, click on the following link: Research Topics. At Feather's End, Edible Plants For Birds Safe Plants For Your Birds {*style:<i>I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. <b>Emily Dickinson </b>(1830 - 1886) </i>*} The following contains a partial list of house and outdoor plants that are generally considered safe if eaten by our birds.

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. 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.

Land of Vos - Eclectus Parrots in the Wild in Papua New Guinea Courtesy of Dan Meyer and missionary, Larry Lovell, Papua New Guinea. In the summer of 2000, Eclectus Connection list member, Dan Meyer, offered to send our questions about wild Eclectus parrots to his missionary friend in Papua, New Guinea. Dan's friend, missionary Larry Lovell, was both thoughtful and thorough in his replies to our many questions. TEC list member, Mary Nogare, kindly donated her time and editorial expertise to organize the information into an enjoyable question and answer format.

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. 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.

Eclectus Roratus Eclectus roratus, the Eclectus Parrot, is a member of the Psittaculini in the Psittacidae family of order Psittaciformes. There are several subspecies of Eclectus parrots and the female feather color patterns in those subspecies vary as does their habitat and size. Eclectus parrots are found in Lesser Sundas, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and NE Australia. In the early 1980′s they were found to be among the most common parrots in the Moluccan Islands. They originated from the Cape York Peninsula of Australia, the islands of Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, and New Guinea. However, only a few of the subspecies are available in aviculture including: the Grand, Red Sided, Vosmaeri, and Solomon Island subspecies.