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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Link

Janet S. just sent me a note about a great online resource called "NatureInstruct". Currently there is only one module called "Dedroica - An aid to identifying North American birds":

Dendroica is an interactive website developed to help students, volunteers and professionals improve their skills at identifying birds by sight or by sound, particularly so that they can participate in nature survey and monitoring programs. The site includes birds from throughout Canada, USA, and Mexico. Participants can contribute new photographs and sound recordings so it will continue to improve over time.

Dendroica allows you to browse through lists of species found in a particular region to see their pictures and listen to their songs and calls. You can then quiz yourself, based on songs or photos or both, to see how well you have learned the species. You can develop your own custom list of species for study.

I briefly browsed through the site and found the interface easy to use with lots of great information. I recommend checking it out.

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