Yellowhammer Dialect Project

10,000 Birds

A similar citizen science project in the Czech Republic was a huge success. Recording of Yellowhammer songs enriched daily walks, bike trips of family journeys of our volunteers. Pavel Pipek is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecology at Charles University in Prague whose current focus is invasion ecology. Pavel and his colleagues have launched some really interesting research exploring the intersection of birdsong dialects and invasion ecology.

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My Year in Birding 2012

10,000 Birds

We had a wonderful family vacation in Germany and the Czech Republic during which I managed to do a bit of birding. Once I joined my family in California my pace slowed a bit but I still saw a really good bird , missed a really good bird , licked a grebe , saw my 500th ABA bird , and shared some artsy shots. Two-thousand-twelve was a pretty darn good year for me birding-wise and otherwise.

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