It is about time this blog received some input, the birding element is actually a huge part of my current career activities. In fact, I’ve been a birder and general naturalist for more years than I care to remember. However, in recent times, I have matured into a more inquisitive individual, always on the search for answers to nature’s riddles.
A fascinating article I recently read was in Animal Conservation from The Zoological Society of London entitled “How can quantitative ecology be attractive to young scientists? Balancing computer/desk work with fieldwork**
*official doi is listed at the bottom of this post, however you can view here for full free access to the above article
Well, I can proudly say I am a keen advocate of both. The recent Bird Atlas is a fine example of data gathering at its very best. Bird Atlas 2007-2011 contained some 19 million observations of 502 bird…
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I have to say, I too am an inquisitive person, curious and always looking closely at things often missed or dismissed by others. I think it is important to go beyond the books and computers and experience nature first hand.
I like to do both in equal measure when I can I guess and sometimes I’m fortunate enough to be part to take part in such activities, that’s when I find you really put the effort in.