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In 2013 the Sciences Library received a collection of books on birds from Dr. Thomas H. Kent, which became the Kent Ornithology Collection. The collection consists of over 250 titles on birds and ornithology. This collection is a resource not only to the University of Iowa community, but is also available to borrowers throughout Iowa from the interlibrary loan services of local libraries.
Birds of the World is a powerful research database that brings together deep, scholarly content with millions of bird observations from eBird and multimedia from the Macaulay Library into a single platform where biologists and birders can explore comprehensive life history information on birds. Birds of the World offers four major celebrated works of ornithology: Birds of North America, The Handbook of Birds of the World, Neotropical Birds, and Bird Families of the World. Off-campus access is available only to University of Iowa students, staff, and faculty.
Designed to enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds, the book combines more than 795 of his full-color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologists.
David Allen Sibley, America's most gifted contemporary painter of birds, is the author and illustrator of this comprehensive guide. His beautifully detailed illustrations-more than 6,600 in all-and descriptions of 810 species and 350 regional populations will enrich every birder's experience.
Results of the Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas II conducted 2008-2012. This book summarizes changes from the first atlas project twenty years ago with maps, tables, and charts showing the differences. Includes basic information on each species’ status in Iowa along with their habitat, breeding dates, basic nesting information, and population changes
Linda Rudolph is a Coralville resident. She is a transplanted New Yorker, who retired from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as an inpatient clinical pharmacist. Since retirement she has become an active local birder. Linda currently serves in the Iowa Ornithologists' Union as the Iowa Birds List Serve Co-Administrator. When she isn't hiking local areas, she enjoys international travel for birdwatching. Linda has currently seen over 3,400 bird species.
Our mission is to promote the enjoyment, study, and conservation of birds in their natural habitats. Recreation, community and an appreciation of nature are huge parts of our frequent field trips, which are guided by local expert birders.
WHO is an ornithologist? YOU are an ornithologist! If you enjoy the wild birds of Iowa, then you are one of us! No degrees, no training, no experience required. Under "Connect with Others," you can join the IA-Bird Mail List.
eBird is among the world’s largest biodiversity-related science projects, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed annually by eBirders around the world.
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A new page pops up with the recent photos, sightings etc in Johnson County.
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