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Estimating Nest Success: When Mayfield Wins

The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center has recently made available this article in electronic format. Already published in print, this online article is now freely available on the Web. This article is on Mayfield estimates and is by Douglas H. Johnson and Terry L. Shaffer. Full text, figures, tables, appendices, and citations are provided.
Nature: Extraordinary Birds

This Web site is the online companion to Extraordinary Birds, a recent documentary from PBS's Nature. "From Kundha Kulam's vibrant monsoon marshes to the rugged American Rockies," Extraordinary Birds explores the "intimate links that people have forged with birds." This is a great site to visit whether you've seen the program or not. Users will find video clips, an interview with the editor of...
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...
American Bird Conservancy

The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is a nonprofit organization working to "conserve wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas." The ABC website provides informative and useful features such as the Bird Conservation Directory, a searchable directory of contact information for professionals engaged in bird conservation throughout the Americas, and the downloadable Birdwatcher's Guide to...
BirdLife International: State of the World's Birds

Concerns about the world's biodiversity are not new, but the BirdLife International organization has taken on an important challenge by documenting the state of the world's birds via the important research papers featured on this site. The news they offer is not terribly encouraging, but these documents will be important tools for anyone interested in these pressing issues. The primary work here...
Audubon Magazine - Multimedia

In 1905, the National Audubon Society was named for ornithologist and naturalist John J. Audubon. Its mission is "to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity." The "Audubon" magazine, published by the National Audubon Society, has an online presence with a fantastic Multimedia...