All probably noticed that our research is devoted SPRING arrival, and not some other. Should report on the birds returning from wintering to nesting - about migratory birds.
And, therefore, should be carefully curated block all forms of other birds. I do still not done. That's why.
In Kaliningrad Zoo lives Griffon vulture, descended on the ship's deck in the Baltic Sea. Where the Baltic, where vultures! Range of this species - from the Crimea, the Caucasus and Tien Shan further south to India itself and North Africa. But it turns out - in vnegnezdovoy period already fly into the Arctic Circle! A colleague recently showed me a picture of a pink flamingo made in Chuvashia. Impressive?
Some birds nest after roam widely in search of fodder-most locations, while others - generally nest every year in different locations within their baggy areas (Redpolls, Crossbills). How to be with them? Shame to lose such information on birds. It's interesting!
We received a questionnaire from the observation of the Tambov province on March 29. Photo partridges. This - not SPRING Arrival: Gray partridge sedentary. But before their author in the place seen. And we now know that these birds there. Free I did not block, broke the rule: to our study, it has nothing to do.
So did the questionnaire, where the photo - incomprehensible bird like an owl (although defined differently by the author). Leave because considered interesting. This is - wrong.
But now we have a new, very interesting project competition "learn BIRDS!"
From this point on all reports of birds that do not belong to the spring arrival, go there!
People paid attention to the birds began to look closely, to observe, to share with the community observations. Good!
If we got new knowledge? Not sure. Each of the participants, of course, something learned for the first time. Good! As one of Germany's environmental camp told me: "Our task - not that people knew very well the nature and the fact that they thought about it.
Perhaps our project also solves this problem. Open eyes, ears; included attention - there is a new (well forgotten old) interest.
Nevertheless, while apparently - a break. Although not all flew everywhere (country-that, though small and big!) Profile came last May 11. I myself nakidal just 7 more pieces of observation in Kazakhstan. Stop the car!
Although, if someone will notice and take a picture, determine send a must! We are very interested.
Of the three projects working GlobalLab devoted to the birds, it is this attracted the largest number of participants. Right! In our genetic memory, among many programs, there is a very strong interest in all living things. In very young children, this interest manifested in full force, but very soon, the efforts of parents, educators and teachers, it is usually locked so deep that it does not show more than ever. But not all.
We tried to detect such people have not yet fully locked interest in life, and help them in every way to develop this interest. That is, an obstacle standing on the main route of human development. Nothing! While holding on. The popularity of our project confirms this.
The second reason for the success it seems to me, as an innate, ancient and deep, hunting program. For many it is already apparent at a very early age. By the way, sport hunting women take an active part, along with men. But killing animals becomes fashionable. And fewer still who to kill. What do we do with hunting instinct?
So, it appears that hunting with a camera - no less fascinating (and often - and no less dangerous!) Than with a carbine or shotgun. In addition, earlier to boast a trophy, it was necessary to order stuffed taxidermist and pay him a lot of money, and then - the next to trophies crowding our homes, not devoured by insects.
Now you can easily publish the results of hunting on the internet, and even participate in different, very prestigious photography exhibitions.
Participating in research projects such as this, we are implementing both programs - and hunting, and interest to the living. Besides, as has been said many times before, WE - ALL TOGETHER - NEW KNOWLEDGE gain.
Welcome all participants of the project! Thank you for the information you have shared with us. Looking forward to your new profiles. Please be invited to participate in the project all your friends and acquaintances!