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Birding crème de la crème: Africa – Ngorongoro Crater to Queen Elizabeth II National Park

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From: Walter Jetz (2012): Report on the vulnerability of East African biodiversity to climate change: Integrating the knowledge base on VETERBRATES, Report of Phase I activities. Collaborative partnership with Yale University. SERVIR Africa Workshop. As in the first post, I am using eBird as the main information source.

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Birds and Us: A 12,000 Year History from Cave Art to Conservation–A Book Review

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But he also defends those ornithologists, saying that the British and European people he’s writing about really did value their assistants, and reducing the otherness of colonialism to an issue of giving appropriate credit.

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North American Songbirds: A Book Review

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The QR technology may also intimate some would-be birders, but the real obstacle here is something old-fashioned but essential–updating the knowledge base. As I said above, the text is charming and accessible, reflecting a deep passion for birds and for bird observation. by Noble Proctor. Backyard Birding series.

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Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation: A Book Review by a Curious Bird Feeder

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million people who feed wild birds, Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation is likely to enhance your enjoyment and expand your knowledge base. If you are one of those 58.2 I know I will never be able to put out black oil sunflower seed again without thinking of V.S.

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Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland–A Book Review

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I imagine that it’s a product of the authors’ concerns, but I don’t think it contributes to identification skills or knowledge base. Conservation is, of course, very important, but the species accounts already indicate this information.

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The Plateau Effect

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Simply having a good knowledge base (in other words, a willingness to “study”) gives a birder a lot more tools to use in the field. Humorously yet sadly, many birders do not have much of a life beyond the sphere of birding.

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Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America: A Book Review by a Sound Challenged Birder

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I can’t think of a birder whose knowledge base and birding skills would not be improved by using this book. Pieplow has here expanded the scope and raised the bar, making the spectrogram THE core of the field guide. He has developed a new vocabulary for describing bird sound and new processes for sound identification.