Tools for Undergraduate Research in Environmental Science and Field Biology:
(Note: As of Fall, 2013, only Units II and III are active. Other Units will be added over the coming months.)

I. Scientific Inquiry: How to identify a research topic, question and hypothesis

II. Fundamentals of Field Sampling: How to design a field study

III. Graphing and Statistics: How to interpret your data using MS Excel

IV. Communicating Your Results: Tips for writing effective papers and making clear presentations


  maps of region where we're living


September 7, 2013, Chaukori: Bird Lists


Here's the list of birds we've identified so far in Chaukori and in Munsiyari. Not too bad for under three weeks, though I know our friends David and Chip would have many more than this by now. The cool thing is that these are all lifetime birds for us! (The links are to Wikipedia pages didn't have time to find more authoritative sites, but if you're interested, you can see a few pics, etc. . . . )

In Chaukori, 8/18/13 8/28/13
Black-headed Jay
Grey Treepie
Common Myna
Himalayan Bulbul
Spotted Dove
Oriental Turtle Dove
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon
Red-vented Bulbul
White-bellied Drongo
Common Stonechat
Russett Sparrow
Jungle Prinia
Red-billed Magpie Jay
Common Hoopoe
Long-tailed Shrike
Bar-tailed Treecreeper
Black-throated Tit
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch
Brown-fronted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
Large-billed Crow
Grey Bushchat
Oriental White-eye
Green-backed Tit
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker

In Munsyari, 8/29/13 9/2/13
Black-throated Tit
Black-lored Tit
Himalayan Bulbul
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch
Common Hoopoe
Large-billed Crow
Common Myna
Plum-headed Parakeet
Green-backed Tit
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie
Spotted Dove
Black-headed Jay
Mountain Bulbul
Long-tailed Shrike
Himalayan Griffon
Red-vented Bulbul
Brown-faced Woodpecker
Bar-tailed Treecreeper
Himalayan Woodpecker



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Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH 03461
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