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For the Birds

by Emily Rogers on June 14, 2012 in Government Documents, Odum Library, Reference

June is an important month for the North American Breeding Bird Survey, which monitors the North American bird population.  The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Division of Migratory Birds also monitors the paths birds follow during their seasonal migrations.

North American migratory birds flyways, courtesy US Fish & Wildlife Service

Plenty of Georgians are involved with the North American Breeding Bird Survey and related birding activities, for good reason:  Georgia is a great state for birds.

Georgia is also a great state for government web sites and publications about birds.  See the rare birds of Georgia, including the American Oystercatcher:

American Oystercatcher. Photo credit Brad Winn, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources

You can view many more publications about birds in Georgia at the current display The State of the Birds, including Have You Seen This Bird? Painted Bunting and Georgia’s state bird, Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma Rufum. Just come by the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of Odum Library to view the display and learn more about birds and other government information on wildlife and the environment from the Government Documents collection.

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