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Jack Finlay '18 receives Churchill Scholarship for study abroad - The Daily Princetonian

The Daily Princetonian
Established in 1959, the Churchill Scholarship Program offers American students of “exceptional ability and outstanding achievement” the opportunity to pursue one year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at the University of ...

AVMF, VPRF select 2 veterinary researchers as recipients of pharmacology research grants -
"The Comparative Pain Research Program at N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine would like to thank and recognize the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation for their support and funding of our ...

Health insurance giant accuses Sonoma West Medical Center of fraudulent billing - North Bay Business Journal

North Bay Business Journal
“Indeed, it is that reimbursement delta that appears to be the only value that Sonoma West brings to its partners in the scheme,” Cohen wrote. But Peleuses said there was nothing improper about billing at the higher rate, particularly in the case of ...
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North American Bird Phenology Program

Beltsville, Maryland - United States

Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, or phenophases, such as leafing and flowering of plants, maturation of agricultural crops, emergence of insects, and migration of birds. Many of these events are sensitive to climatic variation and change, and are simple to observe and record.

The North American Bird Phenology Program, part of the USA-National Phenology Network, was a network of volunteer observers who recorded information on first arrival dates, maximum abundance, and departure dates of migratory birds across North America. Active between 1880 and 1970, the program was coordinated by the Federal government and sponsored by the American Ornithologists' Union. It exists now as a historic collection of six million migration card observations, illuminating almost a century of migration patterns and population status of birds. Today, in an innovative project to curate the data and make them publically available, the records are being scanned and placed on the internet, where volunteers worldwide transcribe these records and add them into a database for analysis.

History of North American Bird Names
United States

Details all the changes in the American Ornithologists' Union Checklists from 1886 - 2000.

United States

Describes the responsibilities of banders, the procedures to obtain permits and bands, and the methods of reporting banding and encounter information.

Guide to North American Bird Songs and Sounds
United States

Key to simple and complex bird calls, songs, and sounds.

North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS)
United States

Cooperative effort between the USGS's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and the Canadian Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Research Centre to monitor the status and trends of North American bird populations.

United States

Official source on the taxonomy of birds found in North and Middle America, including adjacent islands. The full list of bird species (with scientific and English names) is online in HTML, .pdf, and Excel formats.

Important Bird Areas Program
United States

State-based projects saving birds and their habitats.

Nature Conservancy's Migratory Bird Program
United States

Protecting the places where birds nest and raise their young, spend their winters, and rest and rejuvenate during migration.

American Bird Conservancy
United States

Details on programs, grants, field guides, and more.

North American Byrrhidae
United States

Taxonomy and biodiversity of this family of beetles.

North American Cicadas
United States

Includes complete checklist and identification keys. Features information on the seasonal occurrence in Alachua County, Florida, United States.