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For the Birds and Bird Lovers
September 26, 2005 5:54 AM   Subscribe

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a great source for all kinds of information on our feathered friends. The bird identification section is particular useful. There are also NestCams.
posted by sciurus (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ok, that's a cool resource, and all I've actually looked at are the NestCams. What's not to like about a cluthc of barn owls? Awesome. I'm gonna go look at the actual site now.
posted by OmieWise at 6:22 AM on September 26, 2005


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posted by ChasFile at 8:52 AM on September 26, 2005


Oh, man, I grew up listening to my mom's birdsong LPs from the Cornell Ornithology department. I've forgotten most of the birdsongs but I still have the voice embedded in my head, announcing the birds in clipped, precised tones: "Red. Eyed. Vireo." , and so on.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:03 AM on September 26, 2005


You should check out these Breezy Singers - motion activated toy birds based on research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Several of these birds recently invaded my office. They are wonderful.
posted by maggiemaggie at 12:24 PM on September 26, 2005


I'd like to to take this opportunity to point out that Cornell is awesome.

Wolfdog - I'm wondering if these CDs are similar to the ones you mentioned listening to when you were a kid? They sound pretty cool. Might have to borrow them from the library or something.

I also wonder how similar the birdsong recordings are to the shortware radio code recordings that were used in Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album. A friend has a huge collection, but I can't remember the name...
posted by pkingdesign at 1:32 PM on September 26, 2005


I'm lucky enough to live 2 miles from the lab. There's a series of tidy paths through a woodland teeming with different bird species. It's an idyllic lunchtime stroll, if you can ignore the traffic from the nearby highway.
posted by Mr. Crowley at 4:33 PM on September 26, 2005


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