Monday, November 30, 2009

loon migration study

I seldom see loons except in fall migration - I just don't travel to northern WI much. But I am VERY interested in seeing them in fall.

The folks at USGS in LaCrosse have a valuable ongoing study, with links to results at this url:

With progressively milder Novembers and milder early Decembers, I expect the earlier CBCs (those that fall before the last week of December) along the lakeshore to gradually produce more loon records. We'll see...

Alternative Birding News for November 30, 2009

The Boreal Songbird Initiative has a set of factsheets on a wide variety of conservation topics, available at this link.

Also available are a set of PowerPoint presentations on related topics, found here.


Bill Hilton's hummingbird research project has recent news here about the RTHU in 2009.


Updates from the Global Raptor Information Network are found at this link.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Center for Conservation Biology - ornithology

Read a fascinating array of project information at the website of the Center for Conservation Biology. The CCB is involved in shorebird, raptor, salt-marsh habitat, and general habitat-related research projects, and are involved in education and management as well. Worthy of support...