Monthly Archives: July 2013


From New Zealand. They liked the forest floor and rooting around in underbrush. They built nests like little cups in trees only a few feet away from the ground. Piopios had a beautiful call, and also often mimicked the call … Continue reading

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Hats and Feathers

Collectors in the nineteenth century weren’t just interested in raiding nests for eggs, or collecting birds to be kept on mantelpieces. There was also the exploding market for hats with birds on them: Hats adorned with real feathers, wings, and … Continue reading

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All new! All the time!

In honor of this week’s heat wave, I bring you some fresh-off-the-press news. Bam! New Pamphlet, in the mail, despite the fact that I think I’m getting a heat rash. Escape Wheel is the New Informational Pamphlet for Summer 2013. … Continue reading

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App vs. Paper

So, as I’ve mentioned, I am slowly working on a field guide to extinct birds, partly because  paper field guides are one of the kinds of printed books that are probably going to disappear (like dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, travel guides, … Continue reading

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Form building.

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