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Birder
BIRDWATCHING, or BIRDING, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes , by listening for bird sounds, or by watching public webcams . Birdwatching often involves a significant auditory component, as many bird species are more easily detected and identified by ear than by eye. Most birdwatchers pursue this activity for recreational or social reasons, unlike ornithologists , who engage in the study of birds using formal scientific methods
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John Clare
JOHN CLARE (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who became known for his celebrations of the English countryside and sorrows at its disruption. His poetry underwent major re-evaluation in the late 20th century: he is now often seen as one of the major 19th-century poets. His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced
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Victorian Era
In the history of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, the VICTORIAN ERA was the period of Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. The era followed the Georgian period and preceded the Edwardian period , and its later half overlaps with the first part of the Belle Époque
Belle Époque
era of continental Europe . Defined according to sensibilities and political concerns, the period is sometimes considered to begin with the passage of the Reform Act 1832
Reform Act 1832
. The period is characterised as one of relative peace among the great powers (as established by the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
), increased economic activity, "refined sensibilities" and national self-confidence for Great Britain
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Bird Collections
BIRD COLLECTIONS are curated repositories of scientific specimens consisting of birds and their parts. They are a research resource for ornithology , the science of birds, and for other scientific disciplines in which information about birds is useful. These collections are archives of avian diversity and serve the diverse needs of scientific researchers, artists, and educators. Collections may include a variety of preparation types emphasizing preservation of feathers , skeletons , soft tissues , or (increasingly) some combination thereof. Modern collections range in size from small teaching collections, such as one might find at a nature reserve visitor center or small college, to large research collections of the world’s major natural history museums , the largest of which contain hundreds of thousands of specimens
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Colonialism
COLONIALISM is the policy of a nation seeking to extend or retain its authority over other people or territories. Colonialism
Colonialism
involves unequal relationships between the colonial power and the colony and often between the colonists and the indigenous peoples . The European colonial period was the era from the 16th century to the mid-20th century when several European powers established colonies in Asia
Asia
, Africa
Africa
, and the Americas
Americas
. At first the countries followed a policy of mercantilism , designed to strengthen the home economy at the expense of rivals, so the colonies were usually allowed to trade only with the mother country. By the mid-19th century, however, the powerful British Empire
British Empire
gave up mercantilism and trade restrictions and introduced the principle of free trade , with few restrictions or tariffs
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George Montagu (naturalist)
GEORGE MONTAGU (1753 – 20 June 1815) was an English army officer and naturalist . He was known for his pioneering Ornithological Dictionary of 1802, which for the first time accurately defined the status of Britain's birds. He is remembered today for species such as the Montagu\'s harrier , named for him. CONTENTS * 1 Life and work * 2 Works * 3 References * 4 Sources * 5 External links LIFE AND WORKGeorge Montagu was born to James Montagu (1713–1790), who was great-great-grandson of Lord James Montagu (d. 1665), who was younger son of Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester . Montagu is best known for his Ornithological Dictionary (1802) and his contributions to early knowledge of British birds. He showed that many previously accepted species were invalid, either because they were birds in summer or winter plumage or males and females of the same species
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Thomas Bewick
THOMAS BEWICK (c. 11 August 1753 – 8 November 1828) was an English engraver and natural history author. Early in his career he took on all kinds of work such as engraving cutlery , making the wood blocks for advertisements, and illustrating children's books. He gradually turned to illustrating, writing and publishing his own books, gaining an adult audience for the fine illustrations in A History of Quadrupeds. His career began when he was apprenticed to engraver Ralph Beilby in Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
. He became a partner in the business and eventually took it over. Apprentices whom Bewick trained include John Anderson , Luke Clennell , and William Harvey , who in their turn became well known as painters and engravers
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Kent
KENT /kɛnt/ is a county in South East England
England
and one of the home counties . It borders Greater London
Greater London
to the north west, Surrey
Surrey
to the west and East Sussex
East Sussex
to the south west. The county also shares borders with Essex
Essex
along the estuary of the River Thames
River Thames
, and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais along the English Channel
English Channel
. The county town is Maidstone
Maidstone

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BirdWatchers (film)
BIRDWATCHERS (Italian : LA TERRA DEGLI UOMINI ROSSI) is a 2008 Brazilian-Italian drama film directed by Marco Bechis . It depicts the breakdown of a community of Guarani-Kaiowa native Indians whilst attempting to reclaim their ancestral land from a local farmer
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Life List
A LIFE LIST, or LIFE-LIST, is a list of all biological species seen by a person. The phrase is particularly common among bird watchers , some of whom compete with each other to have the most complete list. REFERENCES * ^ Porter, Diane (2007). "What Good Is a Life List?". www.birdwatching.com. Retrieved 24 April 2013. * ^ Conrad, Jim (12 October 2011). "The Life List". The Backyard Nature Website. Retrieved 24 April 2013. This biology article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Gilbert White
GILBERT WHITE FRS (18 July 1720 – 26 June 1793) was a "parson-naturalist ", a pioneering English naturalist and ornithologist . He remained unmarried and a curate all his life. He is best known for his Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne . CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne * 3 Legacy * 4 Works * 5 References * 6 Sources * 7 External links LIFE Gilbert White's house, The Wakes, now a museum, viewed from the back gardens, taken in September 2010 White was born in his grandfather's vicarage at Selborne in Hampshire . He was educated at the Holy Ghost School and by a private tutor in Basingstoke
Basingstoke
before going to Oriel College, Oxford
Oriel College, Oxford

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Audubon Society
The NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY (AUDUBON) is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation. Located in the United States and incorporated in 1905, Audubon is one of the oldest of such organizations in the world and uses science, education and grassroots advocacy to advance its conservation mission. It is named in honor of John James Audubon
John James Audubon
, a Franco-American ornithologist and naturalist who painted, cataloged, and described the birds of North America in his famous book Birds of America published in sections between 1827 and 1838. The society has nearly 500 local chapters, each of which is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization voluntarily affiliated with the National Audubon Society, which often organize birdwatching field trips and conservation-related activities
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Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds
The ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIRDS (RSPB) is a charitable organisation registered in England and Wales and in Scotland . It was founded as the PLUMAGE LEAGUE in 1889 by Emily Williamson . It works to promote conservation and protection of birds and the wider environment through public awareness campaigns, petitions and through the operation of nature reserves throughout the United Kingdom. The RSPB has over 1300 employees , 18,000 volunteers and more than 1 million members (including 195,000 youth members), making it the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe. The RSPB has many local groups and maintains 200 nature reserves
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John Gooders
JOHN GOODERS (10 January 1937 – 18 May 2010) was a British writer who first came to prominence with his first book Where to Watch Birds. At the time he was a teacher, and a lecturer at Avery Hill College . CONTENTS * 1 Career in television * 2 Later life * 3 Bibliography * 4 Footnotes CAREER IN TELEVISIONIn 1970, after taking two months off on the Churchill Fellowship in which he studied bird migration through North Africa, he launched his own magazine called The World of Birds. He then finished up working for Anglia Television
Anglia Television
's Survival series, and edited the company's house magazine The World of Survival. He appeared in the 1975 BBC programme In Deepest Britain, with Richard Mabey and other naturalists, giving an unscripted narration of the wildlife observed during a country walk
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Handbook Of The Birds Of The World
The HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD (HBW) is a multi-volume series produced by the Spanish publishing house Lynx Edicions in partnership with BirdLife International
BirdLife International
. It is the first handbook to cover every known living species of bird . The series is edited by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, Jordi Sargatal and David A Christie. All 16 volumes have been published. For the first time an animal class will have all the species illustrated and treated in detail in a single work. This has not been done before for any other group in the animal kingdom. Material in each volume is grouped first by family, with an introductory article on each family; this is followed by individual species accounts (taxonomy, subspecies and distribution, descriptive notes, habitat, food and feeding, breeding, movements, status and conservation, bibliography)
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Ramsar Site
A RAMSAR SITE is a wetland site designated of international importance under the RAMSAR CONVENTION . The Convention on Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental environmental treaty established in 1971 by UNESCO
UNESCO
, and coming into force in 1975. It provides for national action and international cooperation regarding the conservation of wetlands, and wise sustainable use of their resources. Ramsar identifies wetlands of international importance, especially those providing waterfowl habitat . In 2016 there are 2,231 Ramsar Sites, protecting 214,936,005 hectares (531,118,440 acres). 169 national governments are currently participating
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