A laboratory at Vanderbilt University is looking for birders of all levels of experience to participate in a project examining how perception and memory for birds differs between beginners and experts. They really do mean all levels of experience, from the true beginner to the expert with decades of study, and everything in-between.
These experiments are online on the web. They measure your ability to remember and identify birds and sometimes other animals or objects. Many experiments are fairly short. They can be done on any computer, wherever and whenever you decide to do them.
One of their current experiments is a bird identification test. Go online and test your birding skills.
This is the web site for our experiments: http://expertise.psy.vanderbilt.edu
Once you register your own login id and password on the site, and complete a short survey of your birding expertise, you will be able to participate in any experiments that are available.
They expect to add new experiments over time. Some future experiments may include modest compensation.
If you have questions, please contact Professor Thomas Palmeri (email@example.com) at Vanderbilt University.
These experiments are not about birds or birding, but rather humans visual cognition. If you are interested in reading about his research, http://catlab.psy.vanderbilt.edu/.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
The event will begin at 10:00AM at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center where we will continue our tradition of building bird feeders with children and their families to increase awareness of migratory birds on our island.
At 11:30AM we will host a live Northern Goshawk presentation with Gloria Beckham of the Bird Treatment and Learning Center.
This event is organized and sponsored by Kodiak Audubon Society, and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Please join us for the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird count!
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
Kodiak Audubon will meet in the Kodiak College parking lot at 9:00 am on Saturday, February 16th for a day of birding the road system for the count.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Kodiak Audubon Society’s February Program is being presented by Cindy Trussell and the Kodiak Audubon Board. We run a 2-hour workshop that will highlight the features of the several mobile birding applications for iphone, ipad and android devices. The apps will include Audubon’s, Sibley’s , National Geographic’s, and iBirdPro.
The workshop will take place on Saturday, February 2nd from 1-3pm in room 129-130 at Kodiak College in the Benny Benson Building right across from the library.
After the workshop there will be free ice cream sundaes. This is a wonderful opportunity to try out different mobile birding apps and compare them to the paper field guides.
For more information about the February program on the 2nd you can contact Cindy at 486-2878.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Kodiak Audubon Society’s December Program is being presented by Rich MacIntosh. He will present a slide show with identification tips on the Winter Birds of Kodiak on Friday, December 7, 2012 in room 128-130 at the Kodiak College in the Benny Benson Building.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for pizza, to renew your membership, and to sign up for the Christmas Bird Count. Rich’s talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your skills for the 2012 count. Door prizes will be awarded.
This year’s Christmas Bird Count will held in town on December 15 and at Narrow Cape on December 29.
For more information about the December program on the 7th you can contact Cindy at 486-2878. For more information about the Christmas Bird Count, please contact Rich MacIntosh at 486-3087