Can Birding Ever Become “Mainstream”?

There are some activities that nearly everyone takes part in: backyard grilling, New Year’s Eve parties, politics, photography, music, sports, etc. Some might call these mainstream – activities that the majority of people partake in year after year no matter what their demographical makeup is. Arguably, birding is popular – there are several bird-only focused

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Who was William Vincent Legge?

Born September 2nd, 1841, in Cullenswood, Tasmania, William Vincent Legge was an Australian ornithologist who founded the Australasian Ornithologists Union. He wrote History of the Birds of Ceylon in 1880, which is considered a valuable source of reference on Sri Lankan ornithology. The Legge’s Flowerpecker (Dicaeum vincens) was described by one of William Vincent Legge’s

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