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Migratory Pollinators Program Spring 2003 Update

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum presents this update on the Museum's Migratory Pollinators Program, which focuses primarily on part of the nectar corridor extending from south-central Mexico to central Arizona. The report, which covers program-related research, is nicely presented and a pleasure to read. Anyone with even a passing interest in plant-pollinator interactions should find this site...

This award-winning, comprehensive website was created by hummingbird enthusiast Lanny Chambers as a "source for information on attracting, watching, feeding, and studying North American hummingbirds." The site links to a wealth of information and resources under the main categories of Community, Science, Species, and Answers. Each of these categories include sub-categories, such as types of...
Bird Migration

The songs of spring are in the air, as northbound birds grace the skies. The following websites cover various aspects of the amazing and ancient phenomenon of bird migration. Hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, the (1) first site is an online publication from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the Migration of Birds. This publication provides an...
Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds

A Cornell Lab of Ornithology creation, this All About Birds website provides birders with a wealth of resources. The website features a first-rate online bird guide with photos, songs and calls, range maps, and information on reproduction, behavior, habitat, and more. The site's Birding 1, 2, 3 program offers instructions for identifying birds, where to go birding, and how to report observations...
Cornell Lab of Ornithology: The Birdhouse Network

We're oftentimes overwhelmed with the idea that the natural environment is in a state of seemingly unstoppable decline. One of the greatest causes is destruction of natural habitat. And, loss of nesting spaces for birds is a prime example of a major consequence. This site leads the visitor to a very simple solution that allows one to act locally while thinking globally. The Birdhouse Network...
Stanford Alumni Association: Birds of Stanford

Hosted by the Stanford University Alumni Association, this website offers information about the many different birds that are seen in and around the Stanford campus. The site features a nicely organized Species section that lists bird species by alphabetical and taxonomic order. An attractive illustrated version of the taxonomic list is available as well. Separate species pages include common...
Chipper Woods Bird Observatory

The Chipper Woods Bird Observatory (CWBO) is a non-profit organization committed to bringing "good science to the conservation of birds and their habitats through scientific research, scientific training and educational programs designed for all age groups." The CWBO website contains a nice variety of bird information and images for budding birders. The site’s Bird Photos section provides good...
Houghton Mifflin Company: Peterson Bird Identifications

From Houghton Mifflin Company, Peterson Bird Identifications is a nicely done online field guide featuring the artwork of the eminent naturalist, Roger Tory Peterson. The accompanying text was written by both Peterson and Kenn Kaufman -- another legendary birder. The website contains profiles for numerous birds including the Barn Owl, Elegant Trogon, Magnificent Frigatebird, and Ruby-throated...
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Birds, Birds, Birds

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the primary federal agency charged with "protecting and enhancing the populations and habitat of more than 800 species of birds that spend all or part of their lives in the United States." As such, this site serves as a good clearinghouse for information on the various programs administered by the Service, such as the Waterfowl Population Surveys which have...
Houghton Mifflin Company: Peterson's Perspective

From Houghton Mifflin Company, this website contains a Peterson Identification System-based tutorial designed to help budding naturalists develop their birding skills. Renowned naturalist and artist Roger Tory Peterson developed the he Peterson Identification System in 1934. The site features 15 concise sections that address topics such as Feeding, Habitat, Field Marks, Size and Shape, Migration,...
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