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2013-11-12 23:28:17

More than 300 species of birds live on protected KPC lands in far West Houston. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Katy Prairie Conservancy’s (KPC) diverse preserve system – home to more than 300 different types of birds – has earned designation as a Global Important Bird Area (IBA). Long known as a birding hotspot among Gulf Coast birders and naturalists, Katy Prairie Conservancy’s 20,000 acres of protected lands are home to several species of global conservation concern....

2013-10-31 23:20:21

Caligo Ventures, a program of Naturalist Journeys, announces holiday birding tours to Trinidad and Tobago, featuring the Asa Wright Nature Centre. Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Birdwatching from the verandah of the internationally-known Asa Wright Nature Centre is an experience that should not be missed. Visitors usually see more than 40 species of birds before breakfast. For the first time visitor, many of those birds are life birds. Caligo Ventures, a program of Naturalist...

2013-10-31 23:04:49

Jamaica, with more endemic birds than any island in the region, is featured in this February tour showcasing Jamaica's natural history. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Birdwatchers, such as those on Naturalist Journeys’ recently announced February 22-28 guided group birding tour, experience a very different Jamaica than those who visit the island for a beach stay, never straying far from all-inclusive resorts. Jamaica offers nature enthusiasts a rich mountainous landscape with...

Study Shows That Playing Bird Recordings Could Zap Birds' Energy
2013-10-16 15:56:26

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs In the forests of Ecuador, plain-tailed wrens nest in bamboo thickets, singing complex and continuous melodies. Residing nearby are rufous antpittas, small, secretive birds that hop like thrushes and whistle in mossy forests. Together, their songs fill parts of the South American Andes. Birdwatchers often seek out rare and beautiful birds like the wren and antpitta using "playbacks" – or recordings of bird...

2013-09-30 23:45:11

Top nature and birding company Naturalist Journeys announces a February 2014 birding tour to Hawaii, led by guide and author Doug Pratt. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Birdwatchers have long-known that one can escape to the tropics without ever leaving the USA. Biogeographically, Hawaii is a part of Oceania, an exciting Pacific Ocean realm. Exotic in nature but with the comfort and familiarity of home, one can see birds found nowhere else on Earth, those endemic to Hawaii....

2013-09-30 23:41:49

Naturalist Journeys announces a winter birding eco-tour to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, led by ornithologist and wildlife artist Doug Pratt, in which participants have a chance to see most of the winter birds of the eastern US. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Naturalist Journeys announces a new birding eco-tour to North Carolina, where water and sand frame a winter birding trip to the seasonally wild and lonely reaches of the Outer Banks. Large concentrations of...

2013-06-30 23:18:15

Top Nature and Birding Company Naturalist Journeys announces an early September tour to observe rare California Condors in the Four Corners area, in partnership with the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo (NCRP), Colorado. Pueblo, CO (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce a new September 3-8, 2013 tour to observe rare California Condors in the Four Corners area, in partnership with the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo...

2013-06-29 23:17:29

Top nature and birding tour company, Naturalist Journeys, announces a January Cambodia Nature and Birding tour to the mysterious ruins of Angkor Wat combined with time in some of the best remaining wild and natural landscapes of Asia. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their upcoming Cambodia Nature and Birding tour, guided by professional ornithologist Narca Moore-Craig, January 6–16, 2014....

2013-04-23 23:20:32

Tourism promoters in Traverse City, Mich. have created a new Internet tool to help them attract birding enthusiasts: a web-based “road map” to over 120 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline that includes 27 birding sites. Traverse City, MI (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 Tourism promoters in Traverse City, Mich. have created a new Internet tool to help them attract birding enthusiasts: the Sleeping Bear Birding Trail, a web-based “road map” to over 120 miles of Lake Michigan...

2013-02-14 23:00:45

Top nature and birding company Naturalist Journeys announces a lodge-based Southeast Alaska wildlife and birding tour, an alternate venue providing an educational and intimate way to savor and explore Alaska´s famed Inside Passage. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) February 14, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their upcoming July 28 to August 5, 2013, Southeast Alaska wildlife and birding tour. With five nights at the Gustavus Inn near Glacier...


Latest Birdwatching Reference Libraries

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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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