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Amazon’s Alexa Is Ready to Help You Learn Bird Calls
November 7, 2017
— The virtual assistant can now access more than 2,000 birds sounds from the Audubon library—as long as you say the magic words.
Is That a Robo-Bird or Real Lady? For Male Sage-Grouse, Either Will Do
October 24, 2017
— Gail Patricelli is one of a few researchers using robotic birds to study avian courtship. Her current work focuses on the Greater Sage-Grouse.
Scientists Want to Start Forecasting When Certain Species Are Migrating Your Way
September 22, 2017
— Weather maps are essential for researchers shadowing birds on the move. Pairing radar with eBird data will take migration tracking to the next level.
A New Nest-Tracking App Lets Researchers Retire Their Notebooks
September 15, 2017
— Created by a software designer with help from ornithologists, NestStory brings collecting bird data into the digital age
To Help Birds Fly Safely, This Scientist Wants to Crank Up the Noise
September 11, 2017
— Can sounds warn avians to slow down and avoid dangerous collisions? A lab study using 'pink noise' shows promise.
How Genetically Modified Mice Could One Day Save Island Birds
July 7, 2017
— CRISPR, a new gene-editing technology, has the potential to help scientists combat invasive predators. But is tinkering with nature worth the risk?
A Beginner’s Guide to Recording Bird Vocalizations
June 16, 2017
— Capturing songs and calls can open a whole new level of birding—but equipment can be daunting. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
Why Geospatial Data Is Vital to the Future of Endangered Species Lists
March 27, 2017
— Satellite tracking and remote sensing might help save birds from going extinct, but collecting and applying the results can be complicated.
Putting Merlin's New Bird Photo ID Tool to the Test
December 20, 2016
— We tried out the app's newest feature using photos from an SLR camera, smartphone pictures, and even our subpar art skills.
A Tiny Parrot Wearing Goggles Is Teaching Scientists How Birds Fly
December 8, 2016
— A daring experiment, led by a bird named Obi, is overturning what scientists know about how birds stay airborne.
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