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OTHER USEFUL BIRD LINKS:
Recent Ornithological Literature - This essential compilation of brief
abstracts is now available on line. Back issues will be added in the future.
changes since Sibley & Monroe 1993 - by Rolf de By
changes in Clements' Fifth Edition - Santa Barbara Software Products
International - CDs available include Birds of Tropical Asia, Birds of
Venezuela, Bird Songs of Bolivia 2.0
World Hornbill Network
Barbet Home Page
The Cranes - Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Crane Net News
Pheasant Specialist Group
Tragopan No. 2 |
Tragopan No. 3 |
Tragopan No. 4 |
Tragopan No. 5 |
Tragopan Nos. 9-17
- Journal of the World Pheasant Association
Partridge, Quail & Francolin
Specialist Group [Newsletter
PsittaScene - Interesting articles on parrot conservation
Parque Fundación Field Projects
Carolina Raptor Center -
They have mapped the migration routes of Ospreys from New England to South
America from satellite tracking.
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The study of raptor migration in the Old World using satellite telemetry, by
Bernd-Ulrich Meyburg & Christiane Meyburg - Proc. 22nd Int. Ornith. Cong.
- Abstracts of papers given at January 2000 conference in Canberra
Gull Identification Website
Gulls and More Gulls
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Threatened Species Department - Read their periodic bulletins online for
news about field work on White-winged Wood-Ducks in Sumatra and conservation
programs dealing with White-headed Duck, Brazilian Merganser, Blue Duck and
Anatidae Site Network
Sea Duck Joint Venture
Seaduck Specialist Group
Goose Specialist Group
Wetlands International Species Groups
- to view the photos, paste the file names onto the new domain + /images/
Penguins of the World -
International Penguin Conservation Work Group
New Zealand Penguins
International Shrike Working Group
Electronic Nuthatch - Nuthatches of the world by Erik Matthysen, author of
The Nuthatches (Poyser 1998).
List of Extinct Birds
Ornithological Societies of North America
Birds Australia Parrot
The Malleefowl of
Goonoo State Forest
Fabulous Kakapo - The total number is now up to 86, and 14 birds are being
relocated to Fiordland!
the Pacific: A Birder's Checklist - by Ross Silcock. Quite useful and up to
date, with notes on how to see difficult species and bibliography.
Marine Ornithology -
Complete contents of issues since 2000 are online.
Pacific Seabird Group
Seabirds, Forage Fish & Marine Ecosystems in Alaska
Journeys - Perhaps the world's finest pelagic birding website, covering
Palliser's Australian Pelagic Birding Homepage - Another excellent site,
with Aus pelagic trip schedules
Brian Patteson Pelagic Trips
- North Carolina and Virginia trip information & trip reports.
Ocean Wanderers - Seabirds, gulls and shorebirds, with an excellent links
page and a bird ID quiz
New England Seabirds and
Pelagic Birding [Seabird
News - not just New England]
Westport Seabirds Pelagic
Trips - Washington State.
Southern California Pelagics
Whale-watching on the web
Birds of the Southern Ocean
Interpretive Birding - A
resource for interpreting bird behavior
Photo Gallery at
Oryx (from 2002
published by Cambridge U. Press) - Journal of
Fauna & Flora International.
Portions of the 1998 - 2001 issues available online from Blackwell-Synergy.
World Round-Up - Excerpts from World Birdwatch, the quarterly
newsletter published by BirdLife International
Bibliography of Ornithology - by Robert B. Payne
Bird Families of the World - by Robert B. Payne
Conservation International, the fine journal published by Cambridge
University Press for BirdLife International, is now available to members of
Organizations (including the RSPB and the National Audubon Society) at a
special reduced rate.
Birding-Aus - Australian Birding - archives, latest news, and details on how
to subscribe the the Birding-Aus Mailing List. [Searchable
Directory of relevant Yahoo! and MSN groups and Topica lists, with links to the
archives of other birding lists.
APC-LST - Mailing list for those with professional interests in parrot research
and conservation. For information, send e-mail to
24th International Ornithological
Congress, Hamburg, 13-19 August 2006
Ornithological Congress, Beijing, 11-17 August 2002
Internacional Bosques Secos, Piura, Peru, 6-9 November 2003
Online - Revista de Biología Tropical
Person's Guide to Bird Name Pronunciations - by Kevin McGowan
Travel & Equipment:
Understanding Diarrhea in Travelers - A Guide to the Prevention, Diagnosis, and
Treatment of the World's Most Common Travel-Related Illness, by David R. Shlim,
M.D. - The best article I've seen about the number one health problem for
CDC Fact Sheet on Leishmaniasis - The most common serious disease among
people in the field in the American tropics.
Medjet Assistance -
For $175/year or $275/year for a family, members receive domestic and overseas
medical evacuation by private jet to their hospital of choice.
TMVC Travel Medicine
Travel Health Online
Black Fox International
- Kidnap / Ransom / Extortion insurance. A friend was quoted $1,000 for a policy
covering a trip to Haiti, insuring up to his net worth.
Recording Services - Tape recorders & microphones (upstate NY)
Saul Mineroff Electronics -
Tape recorders & microphones (NYC)
Tape World -
Source for blank tape.
Joe and Jack's GPS
Tom Born's Garmin GPS
Multimap - the best online
maps of the world
Microsoft Expedia Maps
Library Map Collection
Peter Loud's Maps of
Indonesia, the Philippines, Cuba and the Bahamas
Bradt Guide to Zambia - Free online.
Bradt Guide to Namibia - Free online.
How to See the World: The art
of European & world travel backpacking on $25 a day or less - by John
Gregory. Great resource with 25 chapters, 100,000 words and 120 illustrations.
Fancy-free in the Third World - A backpacker's world travel handbook, by
Steve Kropla's Help for World
Travelers - includes World Electric Guide and Worldwide Phone Guide
1000 Travel Tips
Travel Safety (Marc Brosius)
Travel, Africa, Safety Tips
Explorers Club Travel Advisories and Warnings
Travel Watch - Travel advisories marketed to corporate clients. Kroll, Corma
and the Ackerman Group are recognized industry leaders in hostage negotiations.
Corma - Controlled Risk Management
- International Security Consultants.
The Ackerman Group -
International Security Consultants.
iJet Worldcue Traveler - Travel advisories. They charge $25 for up to six
destinations. Quality unknown.
Department Travel Warnings
France Conseils aux Voyageurs
Overseas Security Advisory Council
- Dates to watch around the world.
Canadian Government Travel Warnings - Many dead links.
Canadian Government Travel Health Advisories - This one works.
& Consular Office - Country Advice
Intelligence reports from around the world.
Bahasa Indonesia in Seven Days - There are few resources on Indonesian, one
of the most useful languages for world birders.
Cultures of the Andes - Quechua
Exchange - Donate your old (or new) equipment for use in Latin America and
the Caribbean. A project of the ABA and the
Manomet Center for Conservation
Brazil Conservation & Environment - Including highlights from the Brazilian
environmental e-mail lists.
Environmental Group Executive Compensation - Topping out in excess of
$800,000, as of 2001. It pays to sell out.
Forests.org - Top website on
international forest conservation issues and developments.
World Rainforest Movement -
Excellent source of information.
The Population-Environment Connection - Who Makes It? - Analysis by Negative
Population Growth of the generally unsatisfactory positions or non-positions of
the large environmental groups on human overpopulation. Read before you donate!
Forsaking Fundamentals: The environmental establishment abandons US population
stabilization, by Leon Kolankiewicz & Roy Beck, 18 March 2001 - "Did the
"business" of environmentalism make population stabilization programs
unattractive? Is it possible that organizations looked first not at what
ultimately would allow them to achieve their environmental goals but at defining
themselves for the best financial support from their members and their
foundation or corporate benefactors – and stabilization didn't meet that
Gaia Watch UK
- Human Population Growth & International Migration
Optimum Population Trust
International Planned Parenthood Federation - Country profiles
The Greening of the World Bank - a lesson in bureaucratic survival, by James M.
Sheehan - Article about how the World Bank has silenced the corrupt, Beltway
environmental groups by paying their travel expenses and consultancy fees (pdf).
World Bank Bonds Boycott
CEE Bankwatch Network
and The Wilderness Society sell out Montana roadless wilderness to help
politician friends - The norm these days for the corrupt, Beltway
environmental groups. "'This deal stinks so badly it makes me feel like never
identifying myself as an environmentalist again,' says Steve Kelly, a longtime
forest activist in Montana."
Nonprofit Land Bank Amasses Billions: Charity builds assets on corporate
partnerships. By David B. Ottaway & Joe Stephens. Washington Post, 3 May
2003. Wholesale corruption in the Nature Conservancy. First of three
Dangerous bedfellows: WWF and loggers threaten Congo Basin
phony environmentalist Bruce Babbitt - A corrupt political hack who is
fawned over by the equally corrupt large environmental groups. His McCarthyite
response: he's practical; critics are Commies.
"Dark heart of the American dream" by Ed Vulliamy. The Observer, 16
June 2002. Texas, the most corrupt and polluted state.
Greenpeace Southern Ocean Pirate Fishing Expedition
DECOIN - Defensa y
Conservación Ecológica de Intag (Ecuador)
Environmental Fraud by Ernst & Young - In a blatantly corrupt double-dip,
the giant US-based accounting and consulting firm submitted virtually identical
pro-destruction environmental impact assessments involving different dam
projects on two different rivers in India with different habitats and species.
The second is near the Dandeli Wildlife Reserve and the Ulvi Bird Sanctuary in
Karnataka. Wouldn't it be interesting to review their invoices and time records?
Light Pollution Links
International Rivers Network
Environmental Working Group
SEEN - Sustainable Energy & Economy
Transparency International 2002 Corruption Perception Index (CPI).
Bangladesh remains the most corrupt country, and Nigeria remains the most
corrupt African country, but Paraguay has passed Bolivia, Ecuador and Haiti (all
tied for second) to qualify as the most corrupt American country.
Corporate Predators - US newspaper monopolists in Boston and Seattle spike
factual ads targeting the most destructive US and Canadian old growth loggers
and their sham certification program.
Desert Invasion - U.S. -
The U.S. has been overrun with Mexican peasants and other high birth rate
illegal aliens in an unprecedented mass invasion. Despite the resultant
population growth and environmental destruction, the corrupt Beltway
environmental groups are either silent or support the invasion. (Hint: Before
giving money to an alleged environmental group, ask for a written statement of
its policy on immigration.) It's long past time to bring the troops home from
the Neocons' wars and use them to secure the border and round up and deport
aliens. The 9-11 hijackers would not have been in the country with proper
control of immigration.
Taxpayers for Common Sense -
reports on corporate welfare and corruption in the US.
American Lands Alliance
Native Forest Council
RangeNet - Comprehensive
Forest Guardians -
Stop the FTAA (Free Trade Area of
the Americas) ["Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican." -
George W. Bush, declining
to answer reporters' questions at the Summit of the Americas, Quebec City, April
Public Employees for
Environmental Responsibility - fighting the climate of fear at the U.S.
Department of Interior.
Environmental Working Group - Teflon Toxicosis: When heated, Teflon cookware
emits dangerous, toxic gases that will kill any pet birds in the vicinity.
TED - Trade
FutaFriends - Fighting
three dams and an aluminum smelter in pristine Patagonia and a dam on the
Futaleufú River, southern Chile.
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