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Many Studies Rely On Citizen-science Data, But Few Acknowledge It
2014-09-04 03:51:12

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Hundreds of thousands of volunteer data collectors are due for some thanks from scientists, according to a new paper that reveals the role of citizen science in studies of birds and climate change. Data collected by amateurs underpins up to 77 percent of the studies in this field, but that fact is largely invisible by the time the research appears in journals, according to a study published today in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. “Our paper is a chance...

2014-08-31 23:04:50

A trio of Southeastern Arizona greats, an award-winning Inn, a top rated Nature and Birding Company, and expert biologists from the non-profit Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory team up Nov. 7-10, 2014 to offer an all new Wine and Birds Weekend celebrating the region's emerging importance to the conservation of birds and the creation of some really fine wines. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Naturalist Journeys, a top birding and nature tour company, announces the...

2014-08-29 23:07:55

Already preassembled for the ultimate convenience to birding hobbyists, the Breakaway resists not only squirrels, but even the harshest weather elements and common outdoor issues, such as rust, yellowing and breakage. Lititz, PA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Perky-Pet® is proud to introduce the new Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder. This innovative bird feeder will keep squirrels from raiding the seed while allowing birds to eat to their heart’s...

2014-07-30 23:13:59

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces a new Chile Birding and Nature Tour from November 30 - December 14, 2014. Alongside expert guides, travelers will witness Chile’s fascinating wildlife, remarkable geography, and exquisite regional wines and cuisine. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Chile’s immaculate snow-capped mountains pierce the sky, providing a dramatic backdrop to explore rich wetlands, temperate rain forests, and bustling penguin...

2014-07-27 23:02:58

Naturalist Journeys, a top birding and nature company, announces the new Diwali: Festival of Lights Week in Trinidad Tour, running from October 18 - 25. New York City, New York (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 In Trinidad, Diwali is a nationwide celebration like no other. Trinidad’s unique mix of East Indian, West African, and European heritage animates this Hindu festival. This tour blends culture and nature to create an exciting and meaningful adventure. Trinidad’s Diwali celebrations are one...

2014-07-15 08:26:00

New Non Profit Promotes Youth Birding Competitions Nationwide for Fun, Fair, Safe and Ethical Birding ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A non-profit organization has been formed to promote birding (birdwatching) competitions for young people nationwide. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140714/126880 Birding competitions are based on the number of bird species identified in a specified area during a time period - usually 24-hours. Co-Founded...

2014-06-29 23:03:46

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces the Fall Bird Migration: Hawk Mountain and Cape May Birding tour, running from October 1 - 8, 2014. With an expert guide, tour participants will witness the spectacle of fall bird migration, observe science in action, explore historic sites, and sample Atlantic coast seafood. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 For seven days during Naturalist Journeys’ Hawk Mountain and Cape May birding tour, travelers...

2014-06-27 23:08:45

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces a new tour, Namibia Sampler: Wildlife, Birding, and Spectacular Scenery, running September 13 - 25, 2014. Designed in partnership with Birding Africa, a leader in ornithology tours, travelers will uncover Namibia’s incredible biodiversity and striking landscapes in the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s most renowned wildlife parks. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 “Our partnership with...

2014-05-31 23:07:23

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their Grand Canyon Adventure and California Condor tour, running September 23-30, 2014. On this professionally guided eco-tour, travelers will have the rare opportunity to observe the release of a group of California Condors into the wild. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Naturalist Journeys’ partnership to present a guided tour of the Grand Canyon California Condor release area with the Nature and...

2014-05-23 23:08:51

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces an upcoming Cambodia Nature and Birding Tour inviting tour participants to explore beyond the icon that draws so many to Cambodia, Angkor Wat. Professional ornithologist Narca Moore-Craig, alongside local experts, will lead travelers into the depths of the Cambodian wilderness on a ten-day excursion from January 5-16, 2015. After exploring the enigmatic ruins of Angkor Wat, Cambodia Nature and Birding Tour participants...


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Ornithology
2013-10-09 12:32:30

Ornithology, a branch of zoology, is the study of birds. The term ornithology is derived from the ancient Greek words for bird and rationale or explanation. This study differs from other sciences because amateurs often take part in studies and because birds are commonly seen. It is thought that ornithology developed in the same manner than biology developed. Drawings from the Stone Age show the earliest interest in birds and the remains of over eighty bird species have been found at excavated...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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