Migration Mapping – Purple Martins

The Purple Martin Conservation Association (PMCA) is a non-profit organization “devoted exclusively to the scientific study of Purple Martins (Progne subis), their biology, and habitat requirements”. One important project of the PMCA is called the Scout Arrival Study. They collect migration reports from all over the United States and then map them according to when

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Blue Mountains Ecoregion

Name: NA0505 Blue Mountains Forests – World Wildlife Fund Location: Northeastern Oregon and extreme southeastern Washington, United States. Size: 25,000 square miles (About the size of West Virginia, United States) General description: This ecoregion is found within the Temperate Coniferous Forest major habitat type. 466 species are found in this ecoregion, 42% of them being

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eBird – putting your birdlists into the big picture

Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, Ebird is a real-time, online checklist program that is free and easy to use. Their goal is to record as much bird data as possible by both recreational and professional bird watchers. It seems to be working. In 2006, participants reported

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