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The Importance of Citizen Science for the study of birds

The Importance of Citizen Science for the study of birds

Escrito em 19 de maio de 2022

What’s citizen science? First of all, let’s start by clarifying what citizen science is. This relatively recent term can be described as a collaborative scientific research process in which non-scientists, non-trained or citizen scientists, collaborate with scientists, who are trained professionals.  This new line of action, normally voluntary, has changed the scientific landscape for both scientific communities and the general public, creating a stronger link between science and people, and providing the opportunity for two-way engagement between the public and scientists, which can lead to increased topical literacy in participants and has the capacity to influence policy and decision-making at ... Ler mais
What is a birding trip report?

What is a birding trip report?

Escrito em 07 de maio de 2022

A birding trip report is a document where birdwatchers write information they consider relevant about a birding trip they just had. Which they can keep for themselves or share with other birders. There isn’t a standard model of the report, it can be as the person or people who write it wish. Nonetheless, typically these bird trip reports have a piece of short information about the location, dates and a list of birds seen.  Then, they can be complemented by a variety of things. For example, including some photos, information about the places visited, how to get to the birding ... Ler mais
Why do birds sing?

Why do birds sing?

Escrito em 21 de abril de 2022

Well, let’s start today’s article by saying this, birds don't sing to make us happy, they sing to attract a mate and defend their territory. Singing is a crucial way of communication in the birds’ world. It's their way of defending the territory around their nests and giving signals of their presence both to other species and potential partners. When it comes to defending their territory, birds can combine the singing with other techniques such as chasing other birds away, perching as high as possible to reach a maximum range or circling their territory singing from different locations.   Common ... Ler mais