Tag Archives: Citizen science

What a coincidence!

This evening I received the birding club newsletter and by co-incidence the publication was filled with data seeking to answer this question:  are there actually more Red-tailed and Cooper’s Hawks in our county now than there used to be, or … Continue reading

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How to Sex a Ruby-throat Hummingbird – Lesson 5 and The End

So, what have we observed about our little RTHU? White tips on the tail feathers – female or immature male Absence of the characteristic red throat feathers – female or immature male White throat with well-defined dark streaking – almost … Continue reading

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Thank you, Thomas Jefferson

If you have never read a biography of Thomas Jefferson, America’s third President, do.  Find fault if you will.  There is plenty about which to find fault.  You will also find one of history’s most intriguing, brilliant scientific and political … Continue reading

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eBird – I guess there’s an app for everthing!

Reading a post today on an international birding group site to which I subscribe, I was introduced to eBird.  It’s an online checklist documenting birds internationally.  There is even a smart phone app for entering data!  Clever! Anyone can register … Continue reading

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It ended today.

The 25th  Cornell Lab of Ornithology Project FeederWatch season, that’s what. The FeederWatch Project ran from November 12 through today.  It’s a citizen scientist project that is easy and only requires as much time as you have to give.  Sign up … Continue reading

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