INSTRUCTIONS / response request
1. Begin the lesson by clicking on the link above.
2. Print out the sheet to make it easier to reference as you begin to look for the information.
3. Try to identify the species before looking. If you can't identify it, scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the common name.
4. Click on the link to the Regional Bird List and look up the genus and species. Find the answers to the other questions by using a field guide or the Internet. There are links to Internet sites beneath the common name. You should also try to search the net yourself, using the genus and species.
5. Please inform me of your progress. When you have worked on all the species in the lesson, let me know that you have finished or if you had any trouble finding information. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org . Include 1) your name 2) the lesson # 3) the species you liked best and why 4) Any other comments. Thanks for keeping me posted.
6. Keep the original printed sheet to put in a loose-leaf notebook, which you may choose to take into the event the day of the competition.
General species accounts from University of Michigan. This is a good site for descriptions of each species. Check it out. (No pictures.)
Avian Adventure Quiz by Jason. This is a quiz on wetland species.
Bird Songs: Web Links
*Bird Songs - NY State Tony Phillips Math Dept SUNY Stony Brook
Bird song display list: wav files Site intended for BBS participants. (The Breeding Bird Survey is an annual survey coordinated by the US government.)
North American Bird Sounds The naturesongs site has descriptions of avian activity during recording.
Animal Sound Recordings: Birds / Vögel Songs for a few of our birds can be found here.
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