Monday, June 21, 2004

Urban Bird Studies
Cornell University Lab of Ornithology has several different urban bird projects that people can help with, including pigeon studies (see some results), a crow count, and a gull habitat project called Gulls Galore.

The lab's Celebrate Urban Birds program kicks off July 9-18, 2004. Check the website for details on how to participate.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Birds in the Suburban Wilderness
The latest book of nature writing on urban birds is Going Wild: Adventures with Birds in the Suburban Wilderness by Robert Winkler. Selected essays on suburban birds and nature are on his website.

This is a good book for backyard birders, public officials that might be interested in urban nature, or your neighbor. Pick one up for yourself and get another for a friend.

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