I think species delimitation falls into the realms of both basic and applied science… and so does a lot of other research
The Bird Division hosts the two largest North American Ornithologcal societies for their annual meetings at the Palmer House
The last volume of the Handbook on Birds of the World is a real treat for fans of avian biodiversity
Monitoring biodiversity has become a priority in the development of REDD+ programs, but where will the expertise to do the monitoring come from?
Every year, thousands of birds die in Chicago from flying into windows, usually after becoming disoriented by by the bright city lights while they are migrating at night. While the birds that fly into windows most often are common species, every once-in-a-while a real surprise shows up. This morning one of those surprises arrived in the form of a Black Rail.
An incredible juvenile plumage of an Amazonian bird goes unknown for 180 years - not any more.