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Building Neotropical Birds in the classroom and beyond  RSS feed

 
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"Are you interested in new ways of building a love of biodiversity into your classroom? A Neotropical Birds species account can be a wonderful way to help a student build a personal connection with ornithology, while providing experience with some of the most vital skills a developing scientist will need.

Students, researchers, birders, ornithologists, photographers, and others from around the world are pitching in to create a truly collaborative resource for the life histories of Neotropical birds. Each account on Neotropical Birds is an online publication that represents a review of some of the most relevant aspects of avian biology for a species. Students who prepare an account will gain experience with the process of exploring primary scientific literature, synthesizing information across several sources, and writing on technical topics.

For many, preparing a species account can be a gateway to a better understanding of evolution, ecology, and natural history though the context of an organism. It can be a powerful way to get students to apply what they are learning to something tangible, and to get them thinking, and publishing, like an ornithologist.

Check out what people are saying about Neotropical Birds in the classroom:"

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This is an excellent place to learn more about birds:

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Welcome to BirdFiles, a database designed to help birders identify the birds in their gardens and in nature.

Bird Files -Bird Identification
 
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In europe the RSPB has a good site too .https://www.rspb.org.uk/

It actually quite interesting how many Birds that I always considered tropical are heading northwards and colonising new areas year by year .
Little Egre,t Large egret, cattle egret ,purple heron, bee eater

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YardMap is a Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology project that encourages people to gather data about the habitats that they are most familiar with—their yard, their favorite birding spot, a schoolyard, even a cemetery—to provide insights about how they can aid wildlife. The program is like Google Earth, allowing users to zoom in on their place and mark the types of plants that exist there.

No matter who you are, you’ll find people like you and be in good company:  Home Gardeners, Backyard Birders, Educators & Students, or Wildlife Enthusiasts

Yardmap - Habitat Network

How to Create a Bird-Friendly Yard

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/july-august-2013/how-create-bird-friendly-yard

Hummingbirds at Home, joins Audubon’s citizen science programs, such as the Christmas Bird Count and the Great Backyard Bird Count, by enlisting people to log observations of hummingbirds on flowers and note blooming patterns.

http://www.hummingbirdsathome.org/
 
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