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A Library for the Birds May 19, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Libraries

Earlier this month a library for the birds opened in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The brainchild of Rebecca Flowers and Kevin Cwalina, The Belmont Public Library for the Birds opened May 2nd with a grand opening “complete with registering birds for library cards.” Their slogan is ‘Belmont Public Library for the birds: feeding the bird brains of Virginia,’” and from the looks of it it has been a busy place. No word yet on winter hours. Here’s a short clip…

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For Cornell Library "The Time Of The Singing Of Birds Is Come" April 2, 2010

A Bali Starling, An Endangered Species Whose Song Was Recorded By Linda Macaulay. The goal of poets is to make words sing. And so what better to inspire them than the sublime sounds, expressed so casually, so naturally, so sweetly, by the songbird? It comes as no surprise, then, that nearly every major poet has written a poem in praise of avian warblers. From Catallus to Chaucer to Keats to Collins, all are spellbound by…

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Gender-Bending Chickens and the Bookbirder Report March 15, 2010

Grrl Scientist at rest. GrrlScientist is the pseudonym of a colorful parrot who writes by typing with her beak. A science/nature/bird blogger in flight, at roost she’s an evolutionary biologist//ornithologist and freelance science and nature writer from Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Her Ph.D. is in ornithology, and she spent her two-year postdoc reconstructing the molecular phylogeny of parrots of the South Pacific Islands; somebody had to. Devorah Bennu is strictly for the birds. Based upon…

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