There is a new page on the BirdSpert blog – Avitourism Research. There I have provided links to many of our research reports and surveys, as well as to the macro-level surveys such as the NSRE, the USFWS, and the Outdoor Foundation. Soon I will post a crib sheet of important bullet points, as well as PowerPoint with voice that can be used by you to argue about the importance of birding and bird conservation. Stay tuned.
We have added a new page to the Fermata weblog – Avitourism and Birding. This page details our work in birding, and provides links to both our research articles and reports as well as to the various macro-level surveys of birders (NSRE, USFWS, Outdoor Foundation). In the next few weeks we will post a “crib sheet” with bullet points that every birder and conservationist should know, as well as a PowerPoint with voice that can be used to argue the economic case for bird conservation.
The current gusher despoiling the Gulf of Mexico has captured the attention of the world, and no aspect better illustrates the sickening impacts than the birds. Photographs of oiled birds litter the media, and discussions of effects on the coast usually include people and birds. No one can gaze at the grisly photos of brown pelicans completed immersed in toxic goo without feeling both compassion and fury.