Smithsonian Bird Collection

Smithsonian Bird Collection

May 13, 2014 by  
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The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History’s Division of Birds features more than 640,000 specimens and is considered to be the world’s third largest bird collection. Identified by the acronym USNM (United States National Museum), the National Collection represents up to eighty percent of the world’s known avifauna species…

2013 San Diego Bird Festival

January 30, 2013 by  
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Taking place from February 28 through to March 3, 2013, the San Diego Bird Festival features director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, John Fitzpatrick and editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest, Bill Thompson, as keynote speakers…

Guided Beginner Bird Walks in Sapsucker Woods

June 1, 2012 by  
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Starting at 7:30 AM and lasting around 1-1.5 hours, Guided Beginner Bird Walks In Sapsucker Woods take place each Saturday from April through to September …

Father & Son Assess Strange Nesting Habits

November 12, 2008 by  
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The Wilson Journal of Ornithology recently published an article documenting the unusual nesting habits of the White-winged Diuca Finch. This was the first research ever published which detailed the diminutive bird’s breeding habits.

Razorbill Breaks Records

July 15, 2008 by  
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It’s been an incredible 41 years since the razorbill chick was born and ringed and now it seems that a British razorbill is completely dominating previous bird age records. The razorbill, known as razorbill M23170, has been crowned the oldest bird of its kind in Britain. It wasn’t a tough decision to make since the average lifespan of a razorbill is just 13 years.

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