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View Resource Nature: American Eagle

With its bold beak and talented talons, the bald eagle is perhaps one of the best symbols of the United States of America. Recently, the Nature program on PBS created this documentary to profile this majestic animal. Visitors to the site can watch the program in its entirety, leave their own comments, and learn about bald eagles' evolutionary ancestors. That's not all, as visitors can also look...

View Resource European Starlings and Woodpeckers

In this Starting Point investigative case, students will explore niche competition and population ecology by developing plans for species density studies. They will also develop a plan to re-establish a species (the woodpecker) in an area where there are almost none left. Users can access information regarding learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials,...

View Resource Albatross Project

Students around the country can join scientists in tracking albatrosses in Hawaii. This site also gives in-depth information on the biology of these ocean-going birds. Aspects such as albatross size, life history, and flight are discussed in detail, complete with pictures. View maps of satellite-tracked "albies" that were part of an actually scientific project. Site is also available in Spanish...

View Resource Searching Out The Singing Life of Birds

This radio broadcast features an interview with Don Kroodsma, who is recognized as the leading expert in bird songs and bird vocal behavior. It includes recordings of bird songs he collected on his tours around the country on bicycle, as he studied how birds learn to sing and how their songs vary between individuals and from place to place. The broadcast is 8 minutes and 42 seconds in length.

View Resource University of California-Berkeley: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Data Access

From the University of California-Berkeley, this website provides access to images and data in the institution's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology collections. Refreshed weekly, the data records are available to individual researchers and research groups. The search engine allows site users to search specimens in one or all of the following categories: Amphibians, Birds, Bird Eggs, Mammals, and...

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