Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Warbler Guy: "Is your Warbler Watch different than Cornell's?"
(Thanks for the question, Sharon D. in Mequon, WI.)
Cornell Lab of Ornithology's "Warbler Watch" monitoring project is admirable and deserves kudos.
Here, you'll see an interactive sight at which you can navigate to learn about and view most New World wood-warblers (Parulidae family members).
That written, Cornell's effort postdates my WarblerWatch blog site here -- and my focus is on answering your questions about wood-warblers and/or highlighting them with essays/articles and photos.
Ultimately, both Warbler Watch efforts attempt to educate people about the beauty and importance
of wood-warblers -- and saving their populations (including the federally endangered Kirtland's Warbler, a male of which is shown in the nearby photograph).
What could be more important conservation efforts?
Thus, I applaud Cornell's Lab of Ornithology staff -- and keep up the good work.