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  James Bond (ornithologist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
James Bond (January 4, 1900 – February 14, 1989) was a leading American ornithologist whose name was appropriated by writer Ian Fleming for his fictional spy James Bond.
The real Bond was born in Philadelphia and worked as an ornithologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences in that city, rising to become curator of birds there.
Bond won the 's Musgrave Medal in 1952; the Brewster Medal of the American Ornithologists Union in 1954; and the Leidy Medal of the Academy of Natural Sciences in 1975.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/James_Bond_(ornithologist)   (270 words)

 Encyclopedia: Salim Ali (ornithologist)
The Prince of Wales Museum (now renamed Chatrapati Shivaji Museum), Bombay, India, was set up in the early years of the 20th century by some prominent citizens of Bombay with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII of...
The British Ornithologists Union (BOU) aims to encourage the study of birds (ornithology) in Britain, Europe and throughout the world, in order to understand their biology and to aid their conservation.
Loke Wan Tho 陆运涛 (1915–1964) born in Singapore, was a cinema magnate, ornithologist, and photographer.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Salim-Ali-(ornithologist)   (1799 words)

 The Ultimate James Bond (ornithologist) - American History Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
James Bond (January 4, 1900 – February 14, 1989) was an American ornithologist and the namesake of the fictional spy James Bond.
Bond was born in Philadelphia and worked as an ornithologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences in that city, rising to become curator of birds there.
Bond won the Institute of Jamaica 's Musgrave Medal in 1952; the Brewster Medal of the American Ornithologists Union in 1954; and the Leidy Medal of the Academy of Natural Sciences in 1975.
www.historymania.com /american_history/James_Bond_%28ornithologist%29   (224 words)

 Chapter 9 : Real Numbers and Solving Inequalities : Ornithologist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ornithologists conduct some of their research in the controlled environment of a laboratory, but much of their research is conducted in a bird's natural environment.
Ornithologists generally enjoy working as part of a team, are curious, concerned about the environment, open-minded, and detail-oriented.
Ornithologists may also create mathematical models that help determine the size and growth of bird populations.
www.classzone.com /books/math_cs2/page_build.cfm?content=links_car2_ch9&ch=9   (366 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - ornithologist
Ornithology, the scientific study of birds; a branch of zoology.
Ornithologists examine both wild and domestic birds, investigating their anatomy,...
Alarmed by the extinction of four species of North American birds early this century, a small group of ornithologists (zoologists specializing in...
encarta.msn.com /ornithologist.html   (87 words)

 Cornell Ornithologist Lauds Use Of Volunteers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He told the AAAS session on science education about Cornell-based programs that have students across North America gathering data on relevant issues, analyzing their findings and reporting to scientists on phenomena as close as their classroom window.
Birds are ideal for scientific study by young non-professionals, the ornithologist said.
And that may reduce the number of snails that some bird species eat for the calcium in their eggshells, resulting in too-thin shells or no eggs at all.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/1997-02/CUNS-COLU-160297.php   (628 words)

 :: NASA Quest > Archives ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ornithologist, and expert on skuas, gulls and penguins, and slated as a live guest in program 1: LFA 2 also thanks Dr. Fraser for his input to Activity 3.3, "From data to Death"
The person that took me on as a graduate student was Dr. David Parmelee, a world-class ornithologist who had specialized in Arctic research but was then turning his interests to the Antarctic.
In effect, seabirds provide the clues that allow me to understand ecosystem dynamics, their ecology serving as a sort of "window" by which to view interactions between the physical and biological components of the system.
quest.arc.nasa.gov /antarctica2/main/bio/bio1.html   (530 words)

 New state ornithologist shares her love of birds with students, public - October 19, 1998
Rubega joined the UConn faculty this fall as assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, a position that carried with it the appointment as state ornithologist, succeeding George Clark, who retired from the University.
The state ornithologist has been a UConn appointment since the legislature created the position in the early 1900s, when the university was Connecticut Agricultural College.
She notes a telephone correspondence she's been having with a man who has homes in New Britain and Madison, about what birds are doing at his feeders and why he sees different birds in Madison from the ones he sees in New Britain.
www.advance.uconn.edu /1998/981019/10199805.htm   (590 words)

 Telegraph | News | Alec Zino
Alec Zino, the ornithologist and conservationist who has died aged 88, gave his name to Zino's petrel, Europe's rarest breeding bird.
There are currently some 45 mating pairs of Zino's petrel (Pterodroma madeira), the small fl and white seabird which breeds on the island of Madeira, south-west of Portugal.
Alec Zino is survived by his wife, Yvonne, whom he married in 1942, and by their two sons and two daughters.
www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/03/17/db1703.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2004/03/17/ixopright.html   (661 words)

 Search Results for ornithologist - Encyclopædia Britannica
Chinese ornithologist who was considered one of the greatest ornithologists in the world and the founder of modern Chinese ornithology; his A Synopsis of the Avifauna of China was published in...
American ornithologist famous for his extensive and detailed studies of the life histories, geographic distribution, and systematic relationships of North and South American birds.
Massachusetts, U.S.-based association of ornithologists engaged in the scientific study and conservation of birds in their natural habitats.
www.britannica.com /search?query=ornithologist&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (515 words)

 06.18.2003 - Professor Ned Johnson, a renowned ornithologist who specialized in Western North American birds, dies at ...
BERKELEY – Ned Keith Johnson, a world-renowned ornithologist who was a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a curator of ornithology at the campus's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, died June 11 after a courageous 15-year battle with cancer.
Johnson joined the AOU in 1951, became an elective member in 1964, and was elected as a fellow in 1971.
Contributions in his memory may be sent to the American Ornithologists' Union, to honor his lifelong passion for the scientific study of birds.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2003/06/18_johnson.shtml   (1135 words)

 ADU: African penguins humor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As luck would have it, a passing ornithologist, who was out for the afternoon ornithologizing, saw Pieter and took pity on him.
Pieter was very frightened because he didn't know that the ornithologist only wanted to help him, but he felt too tired and ill to put up much of a struggle.
Fortunately, another ornithologist happened along and put Pieter in a box and took him to Cape Town where the nice people at SANCCOB took care of him.
web.uct.ac.za /depts/stats/adu/oilspill/pieter1.htm   (494 words)

 Ornithology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Auk, American Ornithologists' Union (USA) - Post-1999 volumes [9]; complete volumes 1-116 (1884-1999) as free DjVu and PDF files at SORA [10]
The Emu, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (Australia) - [18]
The Journal of Field Ornithology, Association of Field Ornithologists (USA) - Complete volumes 51-70 (1980-1999) and precedessor publication Bird-Banding as free DjVu and PDF files at SORA [22]
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ornithologist   (436 words)

 Ornithologist Sheds Light On Biology Of Birds' Beaks - April 7, 2003
Ornithologist Sheds Light On Biology Of Birds' Beaks - April 7, 2003
For some birds, eating with an open mouth is one way nature takes advantage of the laws of physics, and their beaks have evolved to equip them to do precisely that, says Margaret Rubega.
Rubega, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology who is also the state ornithologist, is conducting research on the evolution of feeding systems in birds and its relationship to the environment.
www.advance.uconn.edu /2003/030407/03040707.htm   (1028 words)

 Raven Idiot Bird Guide Adventure Service
Being the senior scientist and staff ornithologist in Yellowstone National Park is a distinct honor.
It is situated in one of the most remote valleys in all of Montana, and Karen and he were snowbound there each year for a 5-6 month duration.
Photos here include are of foreign ornithologists visiting Yellowstone, Marlin Perkins, John and Frank Craighead, Bill Weiland, our wedding party at RRL, field workers and NA birding friends.
www.ravenidiot.com /gallery.htm   (669 words)

The story of one man's love of birds, and how he manages to be a world-class ornithologist and New England conservationist - and still keep his day job.
In his spare time, Steve is a freelance ornithologist specializing in coastal water birds.
His first job out of graduate school was as a research assistant for Frank Golet, an ornithologist and professor at the University of Rhode Island.
riroads.com /outdoors/flying_colors.htm   (2155 words)

Papers are published, as far as possible, in the order of their submission, and every effort is made to keep the interval between receipt and publication to not more than 12 months.
The Bulletin has always been an essential reference for ornithologists, particularly avian taxonomists, and others concerned with the subjects it covers.
Members of the British Ornithologists’ Club (BOC) receive the Bulletin by Surface Saver Postal Services to all European destinations outside the U.K. and by Air Saver Postal Services to destinations outside Europe at no extra charge.
www.boc-online.org /bulletin.htm   (373 words)

 Alexander Wetmore, Ornithologist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frank Alexander Wetmore (whose first name was never used) became a prominent ornithologist and avian paleontologist.
Early in his career, he was hired as bird taxidermist at what is now known as the Denver Museum of Natural History, Colorado in 1909.
An ornithologist with interests similar to those of the late Spencer Baird, Wetmore was a voluminous contributor to biological journals, and he became an expert on the birds of Central and South America.
www.todayinsci.com /W/Wetmore_Alexander/Wetmore_Alexander.htm   (521 words)

 Natural History: The passionate naturalist - ornithologist E. Thomas Gilliard
The curator of the exhibition is George A. Corbin, an art history professor at the City University of New York who has been doing fieldwork in New Guinea since the early 1970s.
In December 1953, American Museum of Natural History ornithologist E. Thomas Gilliard and his wife, Margaret, arrived in New Guinea to begin a research trip, continuing the work of three previous expeditions backed jointly by the Museum, the National Geographic Society, and The Explorers Club.
Robert Cushman Murphy was a curator in the Museum's Department of Ornithology when Gilliard arrived as a young man of twenty.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1134/is_n8_v107/ai_21191226   (706 words)

 ornithologist - OneLook Dictionary Search
Ornithologist : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
Words similar to ornithologist: ornithology, bird watcher, more...
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 Ornithologist pushes for awareness of birds' top threat: glass (phillyBurbs.com) | Pennsylvania News
Ornithologist pushes for awareness of birds' top threat: glass (phillyBurbs.com)
Ornithologist pushes for awareness of birds' top threat: glass
They're colorful and drab, big and small, migrating visitors and local fixtures, and all have died from a largely unrecognized environmental hazard that the Muhlenberg College ornithologist estimates is to blame for killing up to 1 billion birds a year in the United States alone.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/103-02012004-238295.html   (834 words)

 Ornithologist calls bird songs Earth's finest natural music
Daily life is filled with little mysteries but none may be more beguiling than the songs of birds, if one takes the time to listen.
He has devoted more than three decades to the study of birdsong, which he describes as "the finest natural music on the planet." His rigorous research efforts have earned him plaudits as "the reigning authority on the biology of avian vocal behavior" (citation of a 2003 award from the American Ornithologists' Union).
Kroodsma has distilled his lifelong findings in a fascinating new book titled "The Singing Life of Birds" (Houghton Mifflin, 410 pages, $28), which comes with an enclosed compact disc.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /books/232601_birdsong15.html   (237 words)

 Cornell News: Ornithologist describes thrill of ivory-bill discovery
A thrilled John Fitzpatrick, left, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Tim Gallagher, editor of Living Bird, pause at the podium following the press conference April 28 announcing the rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker.
Tim Gallagher, editor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's award-wining quarterly, Living Bird, and author of the just-published book "The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker" (Houghton Mifflin), was the first ornithologist from Cornell University to positively identify an ivory-billed woodpecker in Arkansas' Bayou de View.
Here he recounts the thrill of that Feb. 27, 2004, sighting, as well as earlier near-misses that fueled his "obsession with this bird" and the organized search that followed his discovery.
www.news.cornell.edu /stories/April05/Woodpecker_TG_account.html   (1399 words)

 BIRDNET: purpose
BIRDNET is an online repository of information about the science of ornithology, and about issues of interest to ornithologists.
The site is intended to provide information to professional ornithologists, and to members of the general public interested in learning more about both the scientific study of birds and the application of information from that study to conservation and other problems affecting or associated with birds.
BIRDNET has been created, and is maintained, by the Ornithological Council as a service to ornithologists and the general public.
www.nmnh.si.edu /BIRDNET/purpose.html   (133 words)

 The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Visakhapatnam News : Chirpy lovebirds: an ornithologist's delight
VISAKHAPATNAM: Lovebirds, as the name suggests, are birds that seem to be whispering sweet-nothings to each other all the time, when kept in pairs.
They are an ornithologist's delight and earn good returns for aviculturists.
Lovebirds (scientific name Agapornis), which are members of the parrot family, are small in size and are said to have originated from Africa and Madagascar.
www.hindu.com /2005/08/06/stories/2005080616720200.htm   (369 words)

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BRITISH ORNITHOLOGISTS' CLUB (BOC) opens its doors-Until now, membership of the BOC has been open exclusively to members of the BOU (although it has been possible to subscribe to the journal at the higher institutional rate).
Effective in 2001, it is now possible to become a full member of the Club without being a member of the BOU, although BOU members continue to benefit from a reduced subscription of £12 per annum.
All ornithologists are encouraged to take part in this first ornithological congress of the millennium and the first in Asia.
birds.cornell.edu /OSNA/143.htm   (6130 words)

 About Audubon
His life-size, highly dramatic bird portraits, along with his embellished descriptions of wilderness life, hit just the right note at the height of the Continent’s Romantic era.
Audubon found a printer for the Birds of America, first in Edinburgh, then London, and later collaborated with the Scottish ornithologist William MacGillivray on the Ornithological Biographies – life histories of each of the species in the work.
The last print was issued in 1838, by which time Audubon had achieved fame and a modest degree of comfort, traveled this country several more times in search of birds, and settled in New York City.
www.audubon.org /nas/jja.html   (719 words)

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