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2012-12-31 08:45:06

Science China Press A recent study used bird watching records to build up the first bird watching database in China, which found a batch of new records of national level and a trend of species moving to higher latitude and higher elevation regions. The study named "Bird Watching in China Reveals Bird Distribution Changes", published in 2012 (31) issue of Chinese Science Bulletin, was senior-authored by LI Xueyan and led by Professor GONG Peng from Ministry of Education Key Laboratory...

2012-12-30 05:01:56

Top nature and birding company, Naturalist Journeys, announces exciting spring bird-watching tour in the Texas Hill Country with expert guides. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 Top birding and nature tour companies provide participants with the opportunity to improve their skills and Naturalist Journeys rates their upcoming Texas Hill Country nature and birding tour as one of the best tours on which to do so. Owner Peg Abbott says, “Texas is in the center of the country,...

2012-12-22 05:01:22

Top nature and birding tour company, Naturalist Journeys, announces exciting bird-watching tour to view spectacular Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska with expert guides. Lincoln, Nebraska (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 Naturalist Journeys, a top Nature Tour Company, is proud to announce their upcoming Nebraska Platte River Guided Birding Tour of the famous Sandhill Cranes. Expert birding tour guides Ed and Sil Pembleton have been traveling to see the annual Sandhill Crane migration on the Platte...

2012-12-02 05:02:21

Join fellow bird feeders, as they count down to the big holiday with Birdfeeders.com 25 Daily Deals of December! Litiz, PA (PRWEB) December 01, 2012 Bird feeders, young and old everywhere are celebrating the holidays with deals galore! Tweet-Tweet, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noel... no matter how you say it, many look forward to this very special December celebration. This year, Perky-Pet® wants to celebrate with all bird-lovers by offering a 25 Daily Deals of December...

2012-10-19 04:03:01

New Design-A-Feeder From Perky-Pet® Lets Birders Customize Their Own Seed Feeder Lititz, PA (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 With the growing curiosity in birding–60 million Americans are interested in this hobby–more and more budding birders are looking for ways to enjoy watching their feathered friends. The United States hosts over 1,000 species of birds, so why have a bird feeder that´s one-size-fits-all? To offer a fun alternative, Perky-Pet® is introducing a new...

Citizen Scientists Help Track Window Crashes By Birds
2012-09-16 05:47:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study finds that feeding the birds might not be so nice, after all. Many Canadian homeowners have heard the thud of a bird hitting a window, but until now, little research has been done to document the significance of these collisions for Canada's bird population. A University of Alberta biology class project supervised by researcher Erin Bayne suggests as many as 22 million birds meet their end in run-ins with Canadian...

2012-04-11 23:00:32

Over 280 bird species migrate west to one of the most significant and internationally recognized wetlands, Lahontan Valley. Here is where the annual Spring Wings Bird Festival Takes Place. Pony Express Territory, Fallon, NV (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 “It´s a great time to visit all things flying,” said Susan Sawyer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge. The 15th annual nonprofit Spring Wings Bird Festival takes place May 18, 19, and 20 in Fallon,...

2012-02-23 10:18:31

Bird migration timing across North America has been affected by climate change, according to a study published Feb. 22 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The results are based on a systematic analysis of observations from amateur birdwatchers. This citizen science approach provided access to data for 18 common North American bird species, including orioles, house wrens, and barn swallows, across an unprecedented geographical region. The researchers, led by Allen Hurlbert of University of...


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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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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